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3D print of Oetzi the Ice Man revealed – The Local Austria

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Pre-existing CT scans were utilized to manufacture the resin replica which was and so sculpted and hand-painted by US artist Gary Staab over most months, the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, where Oetzi is houtilized, said.
“The reconstruction of the hands was a challenge, since they may not be captured on CT scans,” the museum in Bolzano, northern Italy said.

Three replicas were created, one of which can be part of a travelling exhibition which can tour North America, starting in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh in October 2017.
The 2nd and the third replicas can be utilized for teaching purposes at the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center in New York (DNALC).
In what became an archaeological sensation, Oetzi’s mummified remains were discovered high in the Oetztal Alps — hence the name — by hikers in September 1991 after being preserved in the ice since the Stone Age.
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South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology.
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Clothing and equipment which include an axe and a backpack discovered at the site, as well as the contents of Oetzi’s stomach, his DNA and his 61 tattoos gave scientists highly valuable insights into human life at the time. Interestingly, most of the tattoos correspond to acupuncture points for pain relief for his athritis.
He died a violent death, killed by an arrow, around the age of 45. He was 1.6 metres (five foot, three inches) tall, weighed 50 kilos (110 pounds), had brown eyes and was lactose intolerant.


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