A photo of a forensic reconstruction of a man's face against a black background

A photo of a forensic reconstruction of a man's face against a black background

Lifelike reconstruction of a Neanderthal man - Neanderthal museum, Mettmann, Germany

Lifelike reconstruction of a Neanderthal man - Neanderthal museum, Mettmann, Germany

Last week, researchers announced that they have located at least 19 living descendants of a prehistoric iceman discovered along the Italy-Austria border in 1991. Known as Ötzi the Iceman, he is believed to have lived roughly 5,300 years ago before meeting a violent death. The news of Ötzi’s numerous living descendants is just the latest in a long of discoveries scientists have made regarding the mummy.

Last week, researchers announced that they have located at least 19 living descendants of a prehistoric iceman discovered along the Italy-Austria border in 1991. Known as Ötzi the Iceman, he is believed to have lived roughly 5,300 years ago before meeting a violent death. The news of Ötzi’s numerous living descendants is just the latest in a long of discoveries scientists have made regarding the mummy.

The face of prehistoric Britain: Forensic scientist uses Neolithic man's 5,500 year old skull found buried in a long barrow 1.5 miles from Stonehenge, to create life-like image.

The face of prehistoric Britain: Forensic scientist uses Neolithic man's 5,500 year old skull found buried in a long barrow 1.5 miles from Stonehenge, to create life-like image.

Nearly three years after a heartbroken Texas man buried his wife and the mother of his little girl, he still doesn't know exactly who she was. Such is the mystery of Lori Erica Ruff, a woman who managed to fool everyone, including federal and private investigators, about her true identity before committing suicide, taking her twisted secrets to the grave.

Authorities struggle to ID mystery woman

Nearly three years after a heartbroken Texas man buried his wife and the mother of his little girl, he still doesn't know exactly who she was. Such is the mystery of Lori Erica Ruff, a woman who managed to fool everyone, including federal and private investigators, about her true identity before committing suicide, taking her twisted secrets to the grave.

Adolescent male, aged 13-17 Died: 1393-1445  Strontium and Isotopic analysis indicates he grew up in or around Leith and Edinburgh.  Carbon and Nitrogen analysis indicates that he had a predominantly animal meat and dairy diet with some marine fish, similar to diets of those from medieval Yorkshire but less marine fish than other parts of Scotland such as Aberdeen and Orkney.    The date of death suggests that he was buried within the graveyard associated with St Anthony’s Hospital, though…

Adolescent male, aged 13-17 Died: 1393-1445 Strontium and Isotopic analysis indicates he grew up in or around Leith and Edinburgh. Carbon and Nitrogen analysis indicates that he had a predominantly animal meat and dairy diet with some marine fish, similar to diets of those from medieval Yorkshire but less marine fish than other parts of Scotland such as Aberdeen and Orkney. The date of death suggests that he was buried within the graveyard associated with St Anthony’s Hospital, though…

reconstruction of a neanderthal woman

Some Neanderthals had brown eyes, dark skin

Rh Negative Blood Type Secrets: Are you from the most ancient bloodline?

Rh Negative Blood Type Secrets: Are you from the most ancient bloodline?

The six-year-old John Jacob Astor VI, born four months after his father perished on the Titanic.

The six-year-old John Jacob Astor VI, born four months after his father perished on the Titanic.

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