Otzi The Iceman Essay

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The first piece of physical evidence of ancient civilization I want to discuss is Otzi the Iceman. In September of 1991, hikers in the Ötztal Alps stumbled on a body that was still partially frozen in a glacier. The Body was made discoverable due to climate changes forcing the glacier to melt. The hikers originally thought that they had found an unfortunate hiker who had disappears just a few decades ago. The hikers were baffled when they were told that the body they had found was thousands of years old, specifically from the Copper Age. The discovered body was nicknamed Ötzi, the Iceman. Otzi was around 40 to 50 years old when he died. The unearthing of Otzi’s body has given scientists the information and new data about a past era and shows …show more content…
During the Neolithic Revolution, civilizations focused heavily on the agricultural aspect of civilizations.Lots of time was dedicated to the maintment and advancements of agriculture. The 9th millennium period in the Levant represented a major transformation in the way life was lived. People changed from living a “hunter and gatherer” lifestyle to a “settled civilization”.This was larger due to the “discovering”of agriculture. Many of these small civilizations resided along bodies of water, as this made crop irrigation easier. The transition from had initially started 2 to 3 millennia earlier. `Ain Ghazal is renowned for a set of anthropomorphic statues found buried near some special buildings that may have had ritual purposes. `Ain Ghazal people were known for burying some of their dead close to their homes, some beneath the floors of their houses, others outside in the surrounding terrain. This was actually because these family members were denied a burial ceremony. We already know that ceremonial burials played a key part in many earlier civilizations; the reason as to why this small group of people were denied still remains a mystery. Something that seemed interesting was that roughly half the figurines are of wild cattle. Buried in a pit beneath a house floor we found two small examples

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