Iceman Dressed Wounds

mountainsA prehistoric Iceman found in 1991 on a mountain glacier in Italy used moss to help staunch the bleeding in his wounds. Nicknamed Ötzi, this 46-year-old man used an absorbent moss with mild antiseptic qualities to dress a cut on his palm. Ötzi later died from several wounds, including an arrow wound in his shoulder.

Ötzi, one of the world’s oldest and best-preserved ice mummies, lived 5,300 years ago. Research shows that he traveled extensively through Europe, and that he used moss for different purposes, including dressing wounds and wrapping meat.

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  1. I’ve read about the Ice Man. They originally thought that Otzi had freezed to death. This information tells us what is people did.

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