A THEORY of how otzi the icemaN died By: Eisha Chahal

Otzi is a fully preserved mummy who was discovered accidentally by some hikers in the Northern Alps glacier on the border of Austria and Italy in 1991. He was found in ice with his preserved and complete skeleton with a steel axe. Scientists are amazed that the bones of his skeleton stayed preserved since 3,300 BCE. The big question is how did Otzi the Iceman die. Scientists have made different theories of how they believe Otzi died, but nobody knows the real truth.

I predict that this clothing is what Otzi the Iceman was wearing while climbing the glacier. I believe this because back in Otzi's time, the time period was called the copper age because of the huge access of copper that people had found. They must have used copper to form and create different tools for mining and cutting downs trees for the wood from the bark. The wood from the tree trunks were easily woven into clothing and that's what some scientist believe of what Otzi wore while climbing the glacier. This is a theory of how Otzi died, because of the lack of warm clothing on his body. The cold weather would have frozen his skin and that would have stopped his blood from circulating through his body. From different statements about this theory, I also believe this is how Otzi the Iceman died.

Otzi is a mummy who was discovered accidentally by some hikers on the Schnalstal/Val Senales Valley glacier in 1991. He was found with his preserved and complete skeleton with some of his clothing and equipment. Scientists are amazed that the bones of his skeleton stayed preserved since 3,300 BCE. The big question is how did Otzi the Iceman die. Scientists have made different theories of how they believe Otzi died, but nobody knows the real truth.

I believe that Otzi the Iceman died from the cold temperature on the glacier. Scientists believe that Otzi’s clothes were mostly made out of woven strips of wood and that would have caused lots of his open skin revealed to the cold weather. He most likely wasn't able to find plenty of food on the mountain because most animals were in a more warmer environment and wouldn’t stay on a cold glacier like Otzi did. In the long run, Otzi didn’t have the specific type of clothing he needed to keep his blood circulating properly and he made a bad decision of not bringing proper food to eat on the glacier. He also chose a bad place to climb and hike because most animals wouldn't of been on that mountain. This is what some scientists believe of how Otzi died and I also agree with this statement.

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