Deciphering the Origin, Travels of “Iceman”

A 46-year-old man entombed by a glacier about 5,200 years ago high in the mountains that border Austria and Italy probably spent his entire life within a 37-mile (60-kilometer) range south of where he came to his final rest, according to a new study.

Two German hikers found the “Iceman,” also known as Oetzi, in the Oetzal Alps on September 19, 1991. He is heralded as the world’s oldest and best preserved mummy. Since the Iceman discovery, scientists have labored to piece together his life history.