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New research into the tools carried by the 5,300-year-old Italian mummy called Otzi offer compelling new details into his life and final days.

Otzi was discovered in 1991 by tourists hiking in the Italian Alps. Initially, he was treated as a suspicious death because no other mummy so well-preserved had ever been discovered in the region. Since he was carbon dated to between 3100 and 3370 BCE, Otzi has been yielding new discoveries regularly.

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