ötzi the Iceman

The Discovery
What year: ___________
Two hikers in the Alps find a dead body.
-They saw a small ___________  and ____________ sticking out of the ice.

The iceman was found on the border of _____________   and _____________

Otzi in Danger
Italian police think it’s a __________ but quickly discover that its real

Italian police then think it’s a __________   ____________
Result: they start jack-hammering the ice around the body to free it.
**This destroys much of the ____________ found on the iceman.

--Other _______________ try freeing it with poles and axes.

Intelligent Person Arrives to save Otzi
__________  arrives on the scene to inspect the body.
Result: He realizes that its _____________
How can he tell? _________, __________ skin like a mummy.
It has been ____________preserved in the ice.

Warmer weather in the alps cause the glaciers to go down, thus revleaing Otzi.
-Shipped to museum to be studied

**____________ mummy ever found!

Picturing Otzi
Learn the appearance of people 5,500 years ago:
        -5’2”
        -brown, curly hair (recent haircut)

-_________ on body: ankle, lower back, kneecap=not for decoration.

-_________: showed wear=ate grains/breads

-__________   _________: wheat bread, green herbs or veggies, and meat were found in his colon.

-__________ years old

Otzi’s Clothing
1. ____________  pants

2. ___________:  animal hides

3. __________  

4. Fur _______

5. Soft ________ stuffed with hay for warmth.

Discovering the Iceman Video

***Watch the video of the discovery of Otzi to figure out what artifacts were discovered along with the body. Also, write down what each artifact may have been used for by the Iceman and if there is anything interesting about a certain artifact. Example: it is interesting to point out that the Iceman’s axe had a copper blade because copper was very valuable.

Artifact #1:  ________________

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Artifact #2:  ________________

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Artifact #3:  ________________
What was found inside the pouch:
        1.
        2.
        3.

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Artifact #4:  ________________  and _____________

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Artifact #5:  ________________

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Artifact #6:  ________________

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Artifact #7:  ________________

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***Using the Video of the Iceman, sketch a scene of where the body was found and where all the artifacts were located.