Otzi, the prehistoric 'iceman,' probably has no modern descendants

Friday, October 31, 2008 - 11:56 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A DNA study on his 5,300-year-old corpse indicates his lineage became 'extinct.' The findings contradict previous research on the body found frozen in the Tirolean Alps in 1991. Otzi, Italy's prehistoric "iceman," probably does not have any modern-day descendants, according to a study published on Thursday.

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