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17 December, 2019

Iceman’s bow string and the oldest hunting equipment from the Neolithic

The Iceman's neolithic bow and bowstring with quiver and arrows are the oldest known hunting equipment.
27 September, 2019

Ötzi and my DNA

Two classes from Bolzano learned how to establish degrees of kinship between themselves and population groups from around the world and Ötzi or the Neanderthals.
1 April, 2019

Special exhibition “LOST & FOUND – Archaeology in South Tyrol before 1919”

New special exhibition of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology from April 2nd to November 17th, 2019.
27 September, 2018

Iceman’s care and treatment

New publication about care and treatment in the Tyrolean Iceman.
20 June, 2018

Ötzi’s lithic raw materials from Northern Italy

Lack of fresh supplies of this all-round chert material compelled the Iceman to exploit the substance and functionality of his lithic tools to their absolute limits.
28 May, 2018

Cardiovascular examination of the Iceman

Ötzi the Iceman, who was probably 46 years old when he died, had three areas of calcification in his coronary vessels.
28 March, 2018

5 million visitors to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology

The five-member Richter family, from Lindau on Lake Constance, are the 5 millionth visitors to have purchased tickets for the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology since its opening on 28 March 1998.
16 March, 2018

20 years South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology: topics and figures

March 28, 2018 The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology will celebrate his 20th anniversary. Here, you can find press information for your personal research.
6 July, 2017

Ötzi and Tuscany: long-distance connections in the Copper Age

Finding out about the origin of the copper was a complete surprise, as up till now archaeologists had assumed that the copper used in the Alpine region came from Alpine deposits or the Balkan region.
19 September, 2016

Ötzi – a treacherous murder – with links to Central Italy

Scientists present the latest findings at an International Mummy Congress. The copper used to make Ötzi’s axe blade did not come from the Alpine region as had previously been supposed, but from ore mined in southern Tuscany.

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