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Scientists say Ötzi the Iceman has living relatives, 5,300 years later

No next-of-kin was around to claim the frozen 5,300-year-old body of Ötzi the Iceman when it was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, but researchers now report that there are at least 19 genetic relatives of Ötzi living in Austria's Tyrol region.<p>"These men and the 'Iceman' had the same ancestors," …

Anthropology

Iceman mummy leaves few relatives - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

The Neolithic mummy dubbed the Iceman likely has no relatives alive today on his mom's side of the family, finds a new study of the ancient guy's genes.<p>The remains of the Iceman (also called Ötzi, Frozen Fritz and Similaun Man) were discovered accidentally in 1991 by German tourists in the Eastern …

'Iceman' mummy holds world's oldest blood cells - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

The oldest red blood cells ever identified have been found in the body of Ötzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps in 1991.<p>The bloody find is a first for Ötzi's mummy, which has been under scientific scrutiny since a pair of hikers stumbled over the body frozen in ice on the …