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What the 5,300-year-old Iceman wore






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We have a better idea of what people wore 5,000 years ago. Scientists studied the material that was on the body of a man who died in Europe 5,300 years ago. His body was frozen under ice. Archaeologists found him in a glacier in 1991. They called him Otzi the Iceman. They also found Otzi's accessories and weapons. Scientists studied everything they found to get an idea of how early humans looked, their food and their clothes. They even have an idea of what Otzi sounded like. Otzi also provided "rare and valuable information" about how humans used animals.

Otzi's clothes were from several different animals. His leggings were made from goat leather. He wore a hat made from bear fur. His leather coat was from at least four different kinds of animals. His shoes were made from grass. Otzi's body was covered in 61 tattoos. Scientists say these were to make pain go away and not for beauty. Otzi was 45 when he died. This was old for a man 5,000 years ago. He had problems with his heart and with his teeth. Scientists say he did not die naturally. He was murdered. Someone killed him with an arrow, which hit him in the head.

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