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We now have a good [idea / ideas] of what kind of clothes people [worn / wore] over 5,000 years ago. Scientists studied the pieces of material that were on the body of a man who [dead / died] in Europe 5,300 years ago. His body was frozen under [icy / ice] in the Alps Mountains. [Archaeologists / Archaeology] discovered his body in a [glazier / glacier] in 1991. They called him Otzi the Iceman. They also [found / find] bits of clothing and Otzi's accessories and weapons. Scientists have analysed everything [they / it] found to get an idea of what early humans looked [alike / like] , what they ate and what they wore. They even have an idea of what Otzi's voice sounded like. The scientists said Otzi provided "[rare / roar] and valuable information" about how humans used animals five millennia ago.

The research team said Otzi's clothes were from [few / several] different animals. He had leggings that were made from goat [lather / leather] . He wore a hat made from brown bear [fur / furry] . Otzi's leather coat was stitched together from at [least / last] four different kinds of animals. His shoes were made from different [kind / kinds] of grass. Otzi's body was also covered in 61 tattoos. Scientists say these were for [paint / pain] relief for his [aching / ache] joints and not for decoration. Otzi was 45 when he died, which was [quite / quit] old for a man 5,000 years ago. He suffered from heart disease and had dental problems. Scientists say he did not die [natural / naturally] . He was murdered. Someone [killed / dead] him by firing an arrow at him, which hit him in the head.

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