His leggings were goat, his loincloth was sheep and his coat was made of the skins of both species. “The materials derived from both sheep and goats came from multiple individuals,” the researchers wrote. “There were at least four sheep and two goats used in the manufacture.”Wonderful, with the usual caveat that this is cutting-edge science and therefore subject to revision.
Ötzi’s shoelaces, meantime, came from cattle—similar to the leather laces in modern-day hiking boots—and the quiver was roe deer. The hat was the garment the Ice Man likely had to work hardest for: it came from a brown bear, suggesting Ötzi and his friends weren’t afraid to tangle with large carnivores if they had to.
Friday, August 19, 2016
The Ice Man's Clothes
they have solved the mystery: