posted on Oct, 15 2013 @ 10:03 PM
Scientists from the Institute of Legal Medicine at Innsbruck Medical University analyzed DNA samples taken from 3,700 blood donors in the
Tyrol region of Austria.
During their study, they discovered that 19 individuals share a particular genetic mutation with the 5,300-year-old mummy, whose full genome was
published last year.
“The Iceman had the halogroup G, sub category G-L91. In our research we found another 19 people with this genetic group and subgroup,”
Scientists discovered that Ötzi had brown eyes and very bad teeth, was lactose intolerant, had a genetic predisposition for an increased risk
for coronary heart disease and probably had Lyme disease.
It’s certain he died a violent death: In 2007, CT scans showed that an arrowhead had lacerated his left subclavian artery, leading to fast
CAT scan of the mummy’s brain and a paleoproteomic study have recently pointed to a cerebral trauma — a violent blow to the head — as
the cause of death.
This is the latest info I have found on Otzi the iceman. Most knew he died a violent death but I for one had not heard he had also been clubbed to
finish him off.
The history of finding the body
4. Radio carbon dating established that the Ötzi lived around 5,000 years ago, between 3350 and 3100 B.C
6. Ötzi was probably a bearded, furrow faced man. He was about 5 foot, 3 inches tall and weighed 110 pounds.
7. He lacked a twelfth pair of ribs — a rare anatomical anomaly.
and this link has a slide show of what Otzi looks today... Yep
he has seen better days but he has living relatives, who would have known?