Iceman

I as under the impression that this had already been established, but obviously not if it’s just hit the news:Scientists Say ‘Iceman’ Died From Arrow

A prehistoric hunter known as Oetzi whose well-preserved body was found on a snow-covered mountain in the Alps died more than 5,000 years ago after being struck in the back by an arrow, scientists said in an article published Wednesday.

Researchers from Switzerland and Italy used newly developed medical scanners to examine the hunter’s frozen corpse to determine that the arrow had torn a hole in an artery beneath his left collarbone, leading to a massive loss of blood.

That, in turn, caused Oetzi to go into shock and suffer a heart attack, according to the article published online in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

Even today, the chances of surviving such an injury long enough to receive hospital treatment are only 40 percent, according to the article.

The experts had missed the arrowhead during the initial examinations and scans! More and a link to BBC News from Remote Central.

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

Ötzi

Experimental archaeologist, Jacqui Wood researched the Iceman’s grass cape

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