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Living Relatives of Iceman Mummy Found


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 367 days ago - news.discovery.com
Ötzi the Iceman has at least 19 living male relatives in the Austrian Tirol, according to a genetic study into the origins of the people who now inhabit the region.



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Sue Matheson (72)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 3:24 pm
very interesting
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 9:20 pm
Thanks dear Marty! Had to leave a comment so I could pull out and take a peek later. LOVE, LOVE your News! History Buff....hopefully, I can play catch up soon, for NOW, may you have a Blessed evening and precious Thursday! Rushing off! xx
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:19 am
no he hasn't
 

Danuta Watola (1206)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:33 am
noted
 

Aileen P. (34)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:39 am
Thank you.
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:55 am
Jonathan, please PROVE it! Marty checks news and U trust all news that is posted.... You have been on Care2 since 2009 per your Care2, I Need you go get nd frut!>!>!>
 

caroline s. (80)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 2:56 am
Thank you, very interesting article!
 

Nikki B. (129)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:33 am
Noted. Interesting read. Thanks Marty.
 

Karen Martinez (18)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:39 am
Interesting. Good that his ancestors didn't migrate all over the world! How do the relatives of this mummy feel about it? That would make an interesting bar pick-up line!
 

Sonali G. (0)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:52 am
thanks
 

Many Feathers (134)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 5:09 am
interesting thankyou
 

Bob P. (427)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 6:02 am
interesting thanks Marty
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:21 am

Fascinating stuff! Thank you for sharing.

I wonder why the relatives have not had this news shared with them. Is it because the genetic markers show such a strong inclination toward some serious diseases? Ancestor veneration? Increased chance of meddling? It is difficult to understand?

The science is simply breathtaking in being able to define so many different types of information on death, genetics, milk allergies!!

 

Frances Darcy (219)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:32 am
isn't science fantastic..
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 11:29 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Kate Kenner (201)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:01 pm
Well it would be pretty cool to find out one is related to the iceman. Darn, I was adopted and can't even find out who my birth mother is (except for her name)..
 

Dale O. (191)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:00 pm
Fascinating and intriguing.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:31 pm
It's really interesting how much they're finding out about this person nicknamed Otzi.

Thanks, Marty.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 10:35 pm
Let's see: "Scientists discovered that Ítzi 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." Well except for the Lyme disease, pretty much fits.... HEY UNCLE OTZI.....how ya be?!
 

Karen Chestney (109)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 11:19 pm
Thanks for running this article...I read it earlier somewhere else...... Iceman....5,300 yrs old "Gramps" ! He had at least 1 son....who had a son...and so on... Interesting article. I enjoyed reading it. I love "stuff" like this.
 

june t. (66)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 11:34 pm
Poor Otzi, he had a painful end. I wonder when his modern family will find out they are related, that will be very interesting. This story is fascinating and I am amazed at what they can find out.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 18, 2013, 12:48 am
The first word to pop in to my head -> COOL
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:02 am
This is fascinating - thanks for posting!
 

Thomas M. (7)
Friday October 18, 2013, 8:38 am
I wonder about all the potential discoveries that haven't been discovered yet. Wow, great article.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (64)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:40 pm
noted, thanks
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 6:52 am
Amazing what modern science can do. I would love to knew where my roots are.
My doctor once told me after a blood test that my good cholesterol is that of an Eskimo, I am of North European decent, but I hate fish.
I guess one can get a surprise to find out where our real roots are. I would love to know.
 
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