Ötzi: A rare view into Neolithic life 5300 years ago (EVENING LECTURE) 19th December 7.30pm
Ötzi the iceman or the Hauslabjoch mummy was one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. New archaeological discoveries about him and appearances in film and media keep Ötzi firmly in public interest. Found in 1991 by German tourists, the remains of a man were seen emerging from the ice of close to the Italian - Austrian border. Over the following decades Ötzi has given archaeologists a unique view into the life of a person at the very end of the Stone Age. The Iceman was found with his clothes and equipment which have been studied and replicated to test their effectiveness. Experimental archaeologist James Dilley has himself made replicas of Ötzi's equipment to understand more about life 5300 years ago.
This evening lecture will cover the background story to the discovery of Ötzi as well as current archaeological knowledge. A glass of wine or a soft drink is included in the ticket price. There will be replica artefacts made by James as well as copies of Dorling Kindersley books (in which James features and consulted on) available for purchase on the night.