Ice Mummies, Ötzi the Iceman
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 382
- Mar 12, 2020 9:12 pm
- 50:52 mins
Mummified Animals and Million-Year-Old Hyena Teeth Found Frozen in Canadian Ice Guest: Grant Zazula, Paleontologist, the Government of Yukon Paleontologists from the Yukon Territory in Canada have discovered and identified ancient mummified animals frozen in the ice and the first evidence of million-year-old hyenas living in North America. The Story of a 5,300-year-old Alpine Wanderer Guest: Patrick Hunt, Archaeologist, Stanford University; Expeditions Expert, National Geographic; and Research Associate, Archaeoethnobotany, Institute for the Ethnomedicine Found half-burried in the Italian Alps, Ötzi the Iceman is among the oldest human beings ever discovered—dating back 5,300 years. Since his initial discovery in 1991, researchers have been piecing together his mysterious life and death. Alpine archaeologist and Ötzi expert, Patrick Hunt, weighs in on his compelling history.