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OTZI THE ICEMAN

Definition: A mummified body of a prehistoric human—circa 5,300 years old—from the Stone Age, who was discovered frozen in ice in the Ötztal Alps at the Austrian-Italian border, and is providing information on the early settlers in Europe.

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  • Otzi
  • Life/death
  • Theories
  • Primary sources of evidence
  • Images
  • Shepherd Theory
  • Stranger/Outsider Theory
  • Warrior Theory

Terms and concepts

  • Primary source: A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.
  • Theory: an idea or set of ideas that is intended to explain facts or events

: an idea that is suggested or presented as possibly true but that is not known or proven to be true

Definition: A mummified body of a prehistoric human—circa 5,300 years old—from the Stone Age, who was discovered frozen in ice in the Ötztal Alps at the Austrian-Italian border, and is providing information on the early settlers in Europe.

Key Search Terms:
•Otzi
•Life/death
•Theories
•Primary sources of evidence
•Images
•Shepherd Theory
•Stranger/Outsider Theory
•Warrior Theory

Terms and concepts
•Primary source: A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.
•Theory: an idea or set of ideas that is intended to explain facts or events
•an idea that is suggested or presented as possibly true but that is not known or proven to be true

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The Iceman Murder  (Log in to ClickView and look up this title under the “Libraries” tab.)

WEBSITES

World’s Oldest Blood Cells Preserved in Ötzi the Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman’s bloody death: Oldest ever blood cells and clots found in arrow wound suggest prehistoric man died quickly

Arrow points to foul play in ancient iceman’s death

His Three Faces

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Ötzi – The mummy in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Mummy Tombs

Otzi the Iceman May Have Had Funeral Ceremony