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MUFONET-BBS GROUP - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 13:19 Wed Dec 11 EXP: 13:00 Thu Dec 12 "GLACIER MAN" PROBABLY OLDER THAN FIRST THOUGHT, SCIENTISTS 쿞AY 쿔NNSBRUCK (DEC. 11) DPA - ''Glacier man'', the ancient body 쿽f a hunter found in a glacier in the Alps in September, is 쿾robably even older than scientists had assumed, a 쿢niversity of Innsbruck expert said Wednesday. 쿞cientist had originally said the body was probably between 4,600 and 4,850 years old. 쿙ow, a close analysis of the glacier man's axe found that 퀃he instrument is probably older than the bronze age, since 쿶ts blade is made of copper, Konrad Spilner of Innsbruck 쿢niversity said. 쿌n autopsy of the body found in the Similaun Glacier near 퀃he Italian border with Austria has been postponed, Spilner 퀂aid. ''We have to make sure as few samples as possible will serve 퀃o yield as many results as possible,'' Spilner said. 쿑or the time being, the glacier man's body is being examined 쿽nly externally and with the help of computer tomography. =END=


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