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MUFONET-BBS GROUP - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 12:44 Fri Feb 21 EXP: 13:00 Fri Feb 28 쿘UMMIFIED "ICEMAN" FOUND IN ALPS PROBABLY 5,300 YEARS OLD, 쿞CIENTISTS SAY 쿔NNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA (FEB. 21) DPA - Mummified ''Iceman'', the 쿫ody of an ancient hunter found in a glacier in the Alps 쿹ast September, is probably some 5,300 years old - even 쿽lder than originally assumed, scientists at the University 쿽f Innsbruck said Friday. 쿟he Iceman probably lived during the late Stone Age, 쿪ccording to tests conducted at an archaeological institute 쿪t Oxford University and institutes in Innsbruck and Zurich. 쿌nalyses of tissue and bone samples had shown that the body 퀇as between 5,292 and 5,342 years old, the scientists said. 쿟he body was originally estimated to be between 4,600 and 4,850 years old. 쿞amples were taken from lacerations on the left thigh 퀂ustained when the body was removed from the Similaun 쿒lacier near the Italian border with Austria, Werner Platzer 쿯rom Innsbruck University's Anatomical Institute said. 쿞ome 80 different groups of scientists are currently 쿮xamining the body. The Iceman's skin is to be examined next 쿪nd a three-dimensional drawing of his body made. 쿎omputer tomography will be used to determine the location 쿽f various organs before further samples can be taken, 쿛latzer said. =END=


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