A talk for Middle Nene Archaeological Group by Prof. Klaus Oeggl of Innsbruck University, Austria
In 1991, walkers found a frozen body in the Ötzal Alps, on the Italian-Austrian border. What at first appeared to be a recent tragic accident, soon became a sensation as it was discovered that the body was that of a 5,000 year old man, fully dressed and equipped to hunt – made more dramatic by the realisation that that he had been shot by an arrow. He was quickly dubbed Ötzi after the place where he was found, and research on the body and it’s environment has continued ever since.
You don’t come face-to-face with a Copper Age person every day, and this is a unique opportunity to hear the latest thinking from someone at the centre of the research. Prof. Oeggl will look at issues such as Ötzi’s origin, as well the as impact of the archaeobotanical studies – his specialism – on the view of Ötzis social context.
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