166 pages, Col and b/w illus
Contains the newest results of the scientific research groups working on the Iceman during the last years. By means of different methods - AMS-radiocarbon dating, bryology, dendrology, analysis of diatoms, macroremains and pollen - the reader gets information about several aspects of the Iceman's lifestyle and environment as well as the vegetation and climate of the Ötztal region.
Preface * List of Contributors * Radiocarbon dating of equipment from the Iceman * The Icemans environment * The amount of CO2 in the air breathed by the Iceman * Dendrological analyses of artefacts and other remains * The bow of the Tyrolean Iceman: A dendrological investigation by computed tomography * Analysis of the bast used by the Iceman as binding material * Chorology, Ecology and Ethnobotany of the Mosses Neckera complanata Hedw. and N. crispa Hedw. * The diet of the Iceman * Diatoms from the colon of the Iceman * Parasitological examination of the Iceman * Vivianite from the Iceman of the Tisenjoch (Tyrol, Austria): Mineralogical-chemical data * Ethnomycological remarks on the Icemans fungi * Contribution to insect remains from the accompanying equipment of the Iceman * Compilation of DNA sequences from the Icemans grass clothing * Epilogue: The search for explanations and future developments.
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