Iceman Died From Head Trauma

Iceman Died From Head Trauma

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    Iceman Died From Head Trauma

    Iceman Died From Head Trauma
    By NICOLE WINFIELD,
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    Posted: 2007-08-30 0404
    Filed Under: Science News

    ROME, Italy (Aug. 30) - Researchers studying Iceman, the 5,000-year-old mummy found frozen in the Italian Alps, now believe he died of head trauma, not the wound of an arrow.

    Two months ago, researchers in Switzerland published an article in the Journal of Archaeological Science saying the man known as Oetzi died after an arrow tore a hole in an artery beneath his left collarbone, leading to massive blood loss, shock and heart attack.

    But radiologists, pathologists and other researchers, using new forensic information and CAT scans, now say they believe blood loss from the arrow wound only made Oetzi lose consciousness. They now say he died either from hitting his head on a rock when he passed out or because his attacker hit him in the head.

    The researchers presented their findings Monday at the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman at the European Academy in Bolzano. The institute was launched in July to coordinate research into Oetzi, whose remains are housed in a nearby museum.

    In a statement, the academy said the findings reopened the debate over Oetzi's death, particularly since they took into account the way his body was found: face down, with his left arm across his chest.

    The researchers believe he fell backward, but was turned onto his stomach by his attacker, who then pulled out his arrow - leaving the arrowhead imbedded in Oetzi's shoulder.

    In a paper published in the archaeological magazine Germania, the researchers said they determined that Oetzi assumed his final position before rigor mortis set in. They also said that based on his good health and the equipment found with him, he belonged to a social class not accustomed to manual labor.

    The researchers were Andreas Lippert, a prehistory professor at the University of Vienna, Paul Gostner and Patrizia Pernter, radiologists at the Bolzano regional hospital, and Eduard Egarter Vigl, a pathologist at the hospital.

    Oetzi was found by hikers in 1991. In 2000, his body was temporarily thawed so researchers could take samples to study. They found that his last meal included unleavened bread and some greens. He also had eaten venison - strengthening the theory that he was a hunter.

    While little else is known about Oetzi, he carried a bow, a quiver of arrows and a copper ax.
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    This has been a fascinating story to follow. Thanks for the update, I had not seen this one yet.
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    I thought Chuck Lidell had died. Whew!

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    Situational awareness. How important it is. But then, it is hard to dodge the path of an inbound arrow, even the rubber-sucker-tipped ones we used as children. (Don't ask me how I know this.)
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    This is interesting, but am I the only one that has a problem with the amount of money being spent on finding out why he died. It seems like the money could be used for so much better causes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabywk View Post
    This is interesting, but am I the only one that has a problem with the amount of money being spent on finding out why he died. It seems like the money could be used for so much better causes.
    So long as it's private funds, everyone's entitled to their foibles. However, if it's actually public funding, I agree completely.
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    So do they have any suspects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    So do they have any suspects?
    The following photo has been sent to all national and international law enforcement organizations. He was seen running from the crime scene and is wanted for questioning. Do not attempt to apprehend yourself, if seen call 1-800-***-isup

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie View Post
    The following photo has been sent to all national and international law enforcement organizations. He was seen running from the crime scene and is wanted for questioning. Do not attempt to apprehend yourself, if seen call 1-800-***-isup

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    So do they have any suspects?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie View Post
    The following photo has been sent to all national and international law enforcement organizations. He was seen running from the crime scene and is wanted for questioning. Do not attempt to apprehend yourself, if seen call 1-800-***-isup

    Geez...one picture with my shirt off, just slightly out of focus. I haven't heard the end of it since!
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