Murder in the Ice


When a mysterious death goes unsolved for 5,300 years, you'd think investigators would give up. Last week, however, the coldest of cold cases was cracked when scientists announced that they had determined what killed the Iceman, the Stone Age hunter whose remains were unearthed in the Alps 10 years ago. The verdict? Murder.

The discovery of the Iceman jolted the archaeological community because of the peek it provided into Stone Age life. The Alpine cold and snow preserved not only the ancient man's bone and tissue but also his clothes and tools. What was lost to history was the cause of...

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