Head Trauma Contributed to Iceman’s Demise

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 31, 2007   View Article

Severe head trauma added to the lethal arrowhead wound in the shoulder that killed the prehistoric iceman known as Oetzi, a new analysis reveals.

The new finding builds on research published in June that showed the 46-year-old man found in Italy likely bled to death 5,300 years ago from an arrow-inflicted laceration to an artery just below his collarbone.

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