Scientists say Ötzi the Iceman has living relatives, 5,300 years later. No next-of-kin was around to claim the frozen 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman when it was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, but researchers now report that there are at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi living in Austrias Tyrol region.
Who are Ötzis relatives?
The 2012 Stanford study found Sardinians are Ötzis closest relatives, rather than modern day Central Europeans. These same migrations caused the extinction of his maternal lineage that was inherited in a small and stationary population, suggesting it died out in a small settlement.
What do we know about Otzis family?
Ötzi the Iceman, a stunningly preserved mummy found in the Italian Alps in 1991, has living relatives in the region, new genetic analysis shows. The study, published in the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics, found that the 5,300-year-old mummy has at least 19 male relatives on his paternal side.
Who was Ötzi the Iceman for kids?
Ötzi the Iceman, or Otzi, is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived about 5,300 years ago. The mummy was found in September 1991 by two German hikers in the Schnalstal glacier, Ötzti Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy.
What race is Ötzi?
Ötzi, also called Iceman, also spelled Ice Man, an ancient mummified human body that was found by a German tourist, Helmut Simon, on the Similaun Glacier in the Tirolean Ötztal Alps, on the Italian-Austrian border, on September 19, 1991.
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