Ötzi the Iceman had some wild clothes

Ötzi the Iceman had some wild clothes

By Jessica Boddy

Two decades ago, a pair of tourists discovered a 5300-year-old mummy preserved in an alpine glacier on the border between Austria and Italy. The so-called Iceman, nicknamed Ötzi, was unearthed wearing leather clothing, carrying a leather quiver, and sporting a fur hat. But the materials were so degraded that it was difficult to tell where most of them had come from. Now, a team of scientists has used DNA sequencing to determine what animals provided Iceman with his clothes. Read more here.


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