Otzi's Cause of Death

It has been determined that Otzi, the Neolithic mummy discovered in the Alps in 1991, died from a lesion to an artery near the shoulder caused by an arrowhead. Essentially, he bled to death.

The determination was made by use of a CT scan, and the work was detailed in the Journal of Archaeological Science. More information will also appear in the July issue of National Geographic Magazine.

For some cool info on Otzi, including his last meal, please see this page from PBS.

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