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May 04, 2012

CSI Hauslabjoch

Ötzi contributes the oldest blood sample ever retrieved.

"Up to now there had been uncertainty about how long blood could survive, let alone what human blood cells from the Chalcolithic period – the Copper Stone Age – might look like," said Albert Zink, of the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Bolzano, Italy, where Ötzi's body is kept at minus 6C.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 4, 2012 06:54 AM