Ötzi the iceman was dark-skinned and balding, suggests genome evaluation

The mummified physique of Ötzi, who is believed to have lived between 3350 and 3120 BC

© South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology/Eurac/Marco Samadelli-Gregor Staschitz

A brand new genetic evaluation has modified our understanding of Ötzi, the mummified “Iceman” who lived 5300 years in the past and was present in a glacier within the Alps.

The findings reveal that the majority of Ötzi’s DNA was inherited from early farmers, who moved into Europe a couple of thousand years earlier than he was born.

The genome additionally signifies that he had darker pores and skin than any individuals with predominantly European ancestry in the present day, and will nicely have …

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