Oldest Traces of Blood Found in “Iceman”

Scientists examining the remains of Otzi, Italy’s prehistoric iceman who roamed the Alps some 5,300 years ago, have discovered what they believe to be the oldest traces of human blood ever found.

Oldest Traces of Blood Found in Prehistoric Iceman
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34 comments

Ernie Miller
william Miller2 years ago

interesting dead link for me

Lydia Weissmuller Price

I personally find it abominable that they are dissecting him. He is the loved one of someone, (God, if no one else), and his body deserves respectful burial.

Elena B.
Elena Bonati3 years ago

Fascinating! I visited the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, the Iceman's story is very interesting.

Jelka V.
Jelka V.3 years ago

It would have been nice if a transcript - or at least a short description of the actual findings - were included.
Some people cannot watch or listen to videos (there are deaf people, you know), and some of us simply DISLIKE watching videos, profoundly so.

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

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Miranda Parkinson

so interesting!

Fred Boulton
Fred Boulton3 years ago

Thanks for the article! I echo Mary L's thoughts and wonder if genetics will be studied.

Suzanne L.
SuzanneAWAY L.3 years ago

His remains have been treated with respect and they are contributing to a better understanding of human bio-history. I too hope that at some point he will receive an honourable burial.

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

Interesting, thanks.

Lindsay Kemp
Lindsay Kemp3 years ago

Wow - fascinating!