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Otzi the Iceman | 5,300-year-old mummy found sticking out of the ice by two hikers on the Italian/Swiss border in 1991. Otzi has 47 tattoos, was fatally shot in the back by an arrow, ate ibex meat & einkorn wheat for his last supper, & has provided science with the oldest viable human blood sample.

Otzi the prehistoric iceman goes online allowing users to virtually tour his body

Otzi the Iceman | 5,300-year-old mummy found sticking out of the ice by two hikers on the Italian/Swiss border in 1991. Otzi has 47 tattoos, was fatally shot in the back by an arrow, ate ibex meat & einkorn wheat for his last supper, & has provided science with the oldest viable human blood sample.

'The woman from the Pataud shelter,' thought to have lived between 47,000 and 17,000 years ago, was reconstructed in silicone by Elisabeth Daynes. | AFP-JIJI

Meet the ancestors: French exhibit reveals prehistoric faces

'The woman from the Pataud shelter,' thought to have lived between 47,000 and 17,000 years ago, was reconstructed in silicone by Elisabeth Daynes. | AFP-JIJI

Neanderthals Were as Smart as Early Humans. Anthropologists have found that complex interbreeding and assimilation may have been responsible for their disappearance about 40,000 years ago, not the superiority of their humans. “Although many still search for a simple explanation and like to attribute the Neanderthal demise to a single factor, such as cognitive or technological inferiority, archaeology shows that there is no support for such interpretations.”

Neanderthals Were as Smart as Early Humans. Anthropologists have found that complex interbreeding and assimilation may have been responsible for their disappearance about 40,000 years ago, not the superiority of their humans. “Although many still search for a simple explanation and like to attribute the Neanderthal demise to a single factor, such as cognitive or technological inferiority, archaeology shows that there is no support for such interpretations.”

Princess Ukok: sculptor's impression of what she looked like 2,500 years ago

The astonishing 2,500 year old tattoos of a Siberian princess, and how they reveal little has changed in the way we decorate our bodies

Princess Ukok: sculptor's impression of what she looked like 2,500 years ago

Click the image for a 3-D animated map describing the Richmond slave trade from U of Richmond Digital History Lab. Awesome stuff!!

Click the image for a 3-D animated map describing the Richmond slave trade from U of Richmond Digital History Lab. Awesome stuff!!

Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

Hall of The Bulls, Lascaux Caves France. The five metre-long bulls, the graceful stags, the rutting bison, the very same prehistoric images discovered in 1940 that changed the history of art.

Reconstruction of what Otzi might have looked like, wearing the items found in his final resting place.

Reconstruction of what Otzi might have looked like, wearing the items found in his final resting place.

VOCM.COM|Bringing Demasduit Home: Mi'kmaq Chief Works to Repatriate Beothuck Remains | Article

VOCM.COM|Bringing Demasduit Home: Mi'kmaq Chief Works to Repatriate Beothuck Remains | Article

This 8 cm high carving of a human face on mammoth ivory is 26,000 years old, and was found in former Czechoslovakia. The object is the oldest portrait of a human being yet discovered. The head appears to have been fastened to a staff or baton.

This 8 cm high carving of a human face on mammoth ivory is 26,000 years old, and was found in former Czechoslovakia. The object is the oldest portrait of a human being yet discovered. The head appears to have been fastened to a staff or baton.

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