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Oetzi's home village pinpointed

By Helen Briggs, BBC News Online

Scientists have pinpointed the likely birthplace of Oetzi the famous Iceman.
The ancient hunter probably spent his childhood in what is now the Italian South Tyrol village of Feldthurns.

Evidence suggests his lifelong travels were confined to a 60-kilometre (37-mile) range south-east of where his body was found.

The 5,300-year-old frozen mummy emerged from a melting glacier along the mountainous border between Italy and Austria in 1991.

Scientists have been carrying out detailed studies of how he lived and died ever since.

The latest research, published in the journal Science, looked at isotopes found in the Iceman's teeth and bones. Whole story here...
Jane Posted by Jane
31st October 2003ce

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