Lecture 2: Oetzi (Iceman Murder Mystery)


Chalcolithic aka Eneolithic (3000-2000 BC)

Oetzi, ca. 3300 BC

Oetztal Alps

Bolzano (Italy)


What do Oetzi's possessions tell us about his life and death?

What do scientific analyses tell us about where he came from and his final days?

What theories have been put forth to explain his presence in this remote location?

What is the evidence to suggest that Oetzi was in fact murdered?