ötzi the iceman could have scaled ice-free alps

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Ötzi the Iceman, a Copper Age wanderer discovered mummified within the Alps almost three many years in the past, could have lived at a time when the glaciers had been advancing down from the very best peaks to the decrease slopes of the mountains.

The ice that preserved Ötzi upon his demise in about 3300 B.C. has melted because the mummy was found in 1991. However a brand new evaluation of ice solely 7.4 miles (12 kilometers) from the place Ötzi was discovered means that solely the very highest peaks had been lined in glaciers till barely earlier than the iceman’s lifetime. Only a few hundred years earlier than Ötzi was born, close by mountains could have been ice-free.

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