Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that’s just like the ax Ötzi the famous “Iceman”was carrying when he died.
Like Ötzi’s ax, this tool was made with copper that came from hundreds of miles away, in present-day Tuscany in central Italy. The discovery could shed light on Copper Age connections across Europe.
Bad fortune eventually made Ötzi the Iceman famous. About 5,300 years ago, he was shot with an arrow, struck in the head and left to die near a mountain pass high in the Alps. He was entombed in a glacier until 1991, when hikers near the Italian-Austrian border discovered his body.
Ötzi is the oldest mummy in Europe, and scientists have studied nearly every possible aspect…