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Swiss scientists have determined that a cord was found next to the corpse of a Neolithic hunter, and was an archer.
“Otzi, has a record of it: his elaborate, twisted string, was the oldest archer in the world, and it is also the best preserved,” the South Tyrol Museum of archaeology said in a statement. “Otzi was carefully wrapped in an” S ” -shaped bundle and tied with a knot tied at the end of the night.”
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The cord is said to be six feet tall, which is reportedly nearly of the same size as the bow that is in addition to the iceman’s mummified body.
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A length of the cable to identify it as a string to the wooden bow.
The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology)
The Swiss scientists were able to show that the leg tendon of an unknown species have been incorporated such as fibers, and the cord is well suited for use as a bowstring, according to the statement. A previous study had been done on the plant fibers, which would not have been successful as an archer.
The old hunter is believed to have died around 3,300 B. C. to the age of 45 years or so, and that was considered old back then.
“Pre bowstrings are a few of the most rare of all the finds from the archaeological excavation sites,” the museum explained in its statment. “The cord is included in Otzi’s quiver, may be the oldest surviving archer in the world.”
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Otzi is kept in a climate-controlled room in the museum. His mummified body was first found by hikers in the Alps.
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Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this report.