The man from the glacier: Similaun Man

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Ötzi was a man who lived around 3,300 BCE in the Alps, who roamed mountains to hunt dears and ibexes, forestlandsto hunt birds and collect fruits, roots, medicinal plants, and grew einkorn and barley in the valleys. He was also a shepherdand a skilled copper miner. The harshness of the environment in which he lived, similar to the current one in terms of climate and vegetation did not prevent the development of rather sophisticated forms of civilization, allowing him to modify the morphology of the terrain through terracing and favour crop cultivation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding mountain Soils. A contribution from mountain areas to the InternationalYear of Soils 2015
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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