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By JERRY PAINTER
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Archaeologists find clues at the Yellowstone ice patch

 

October 19, 2018



IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Although archaeology has been around for centuries, "ice patch" archaeology really became a new discipline in 1991 when Otzi the Iceman — a 5,000-year-old body nearly perfectly preserved — was found high in the Italian-Austrian Alps by hikers.

Otzi was found because permanent ice patches and glaciers have been melting back and retreating in recent decades. The Iceman, older than Egyptian pyramids, offered a peek at a human from the Copper Age. Interestingly, it appears he ran up into mountains to escape combatants and died with an arrow point stuck in a shoul...



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