Ötzi the Iceman getting a make-over as a Black man by left-globalist media

Why all of a sudden is Otzi the Iceman being morphed into an African?

The headline at CNN, Aug. 23,

Ötzi the Iceman’s true appearance revealed by new DNA analysis

OtziÖtzi the Iceman, whose frozen remains were found in a gully high in the Tyrolean Alps by hikers in 1991, is perhaps the world’s most closely studied corpse.

The mystery over his violent death, who he was and how he ended up on a mountain pass has sparked fascination far beyond the field of archaeology. Each year, thousands visit his mummified remains contained in a special cold cell at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy.Ötzi the Iceman…

Further down:

“It seems that the dark skin color of the mummy is quite close to the Iceman’s skin color during (his) lifetime,” said Zink, who is a coauthor of the research published Wednesday in the scientific journal Cell Genomics.

It’s not that surprising that Ötzi was dark skinned, said Zink via email, noting that many Europeans at that time likely had darker skin pigmentation than many present-day Europeans.

Famed geneticist and co-discoverer of Neanderthal DNA in 2010, Johannes Krause of the Max Planck Institute is quoted.

From ScienceNews.org, Aug. 25,

A new look at Ötzi the Iceman’s DNA reveals new ancestry and other surprises

OtziÖtzi was balding, dark-skinned and didn’t have ancestors from the Caspian steppe…

About 90 percent of Ötzi’s genetic heritage comes from Neolithic farmers, an unusually high amount compared with other Copper Age remains, Krause says.

The Iceman’s new genome also reveals he had male-pattern baldness and much darker skin than artistic representations suggest. Genes conferring light skin tones didn’t become prevalent until 4,000 to 3,000 years ago when early farmers started eating plant-based diets and didn’t get as much vitamin D from fish and meat as hunter-gathers did, Krause says.

Otzi had 5.7% Neanderthal DNA admixture according to John Hawks; Neanderthals had the BNC2 gene for lighter skin color

Ironically Krause ignores previous research on Neanderthal DNA admixture.

From Oxford Academic, 2014, (Dutch researchers) Mijke Visser, Robert-Jan Palastra and Manfred Kayser,

Human skin color is influenced by an intergenic DNA polymorphism regulating transcription of the nearby BNC2 pigmentation gene

The BNC2 gene was most recently highlighted as one of the genes present in regions of the human genome that show increased levels of Neanderthal ancestry (16,17), suggesting that Neanderthals provided modern humans with adaptive variation for skin phenotypes involving BNC2 (17).

From MysteriesUnsolved.com, August 2023,

Ötzi – the cursed mummy of ‘Tyrolean Iceman from Hauslabjoch’

A 2012 paper by paleoanthropologist John Hawks suggests that Ötzi had a higher degree of Neanderthal ancestry than modern Europeans.

The article goes on to cite the strange deaths surrounding Otzi, including one of the two hikers who discovered the corpse in 1991 who fell 300 feet to his death on a mountaineering expedition.

Note – the Hawks article cited has since been deleted from Hawk’s blog with no trail on Google Search.

However, one can still locate this synopsis, on Metafilter (first paragraph) from August of 2018,

Otzi was More Neanderthal than You

John HawksÖtzi the Iceman died around 3,300 B.C., yet his body was preserved frozen in the Alps until 1991. DNA sequencing of Neandertals (who died out about 35,000 years ago) suggests modern humans with ancestry outside of Africa carry a few percent of Neandertal genes due to interbreeding. Now (in a blog post knocking down a re-interpretation of the Neandertal DNA evidence) paleontologist John Hawks previews an upcoming publication of his examining Ötzi’s DNA:
From Hawks (second paragraph in Metafilter piece):
If we took as a baseline that Europeans have an average of 3.5 percent Neandertal, Ötzi would have around 5.5 percent (again, the actual percentage would be highly model-dependent). He has substantially greater sharing with Neandertals than any other recent person we have ever examined.

Otzi was from the rare, possibly extinct K1f Haplo type which includes isolated populations such as those in Sardinia, but also other regions of central and western Europe.

From Nature.com,

Whole mitochondrial DNA sequencing in Alpine populations and the genetic history of the Neolithic Tyrolean Iceman

While the branch of mtDNA K1f lineage has probably been lost from present-day populations according to this study, the Y-chromosome branch G2a-L91 is still observed in Europe and reaches remarkable frequencies ( > 10%) in groups from the Mediterranean area, i.e. Sardinians and Corsicans. How can this pattern be explained?

Tom Rowsell, an alt-anthropologist and British historian popular on YouTube, notes on X, that populations such as the one Otzi belonged to were pale-skinned, like the Stonehenge people:

[they] Tom Rowsellwere genetically the same as modern day Sardinians except they had lived in North West Europe for over 2000 years so they were lighter.

There is nothing black about them. These are two reconstructions of Neolithic men from the British Isles. All the skeletons from Britain dated between 4000 BC – 2500 BC belong to this race known as Early European Farmers…

Note – Tom has a new video at YouTube, on Stonehenge and who built the megalithic monuments.

The entire history of the megalith builders of Neolithic France’s western Brittany region from the migration and rise of the first farmers to the demise of the culture. This feature length documentary shows how the famous megalithic monuments of Britain and Ireland, such as Stonehenge, derive from much earlier ones in Brittany.

Who were the first farmers in France? Why did they start building the impressive megalithic chambered tombs or the enormous standing stones known as menhirs? This documentary looks at the world’s first tombs, some close to 7000 years old, and traces the development of the dolmens and other tombs from 5000 BC to 2700 BC. We also learn how the first farmers interacted with the Mesolithic Western Hunter Gatherers who were already there, and how they may have influenced this megalithic monument tradition.


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  • Duncan says:

    The study said, “our estimation of skin pigmentation for the Iceman based on over 100 regulatory SNPs related to that trait suggests that he displayed a rather dark skin.”

    They admitted that there are other ways to estimate skin color that they did not employ that “might allow a more accurate reconstruction of complex phenotypic appearance such as skin pigmentation of ancient human individuals.”

    “The actual phenotype [of skin color] is a combined effect from genetic mechanism and environment exposures through gene-by-environment interaction,” and “a single individual has, however, limited resolution in representing the population history of his time and region.”


    While they did not actually morph Otzi into an African, it is just more of that tired old script where Blacks are credited with building America, winning the wars, and all the revisionist histories of ancient cultures led by ancient women warriors and matriarchal leaders of power.

    My read of the literature is that there are too many interwoven genetic factors to reliably know the shade of Otzi’s skin for sure but he would probably be labelled as white by today’s cultures.

    But even if he had the skin tone of an East Indian what the hell difference would it make to anyone but the race hustlers and their felchers ?

  • Duncan says:

    Says Albert Zink, study co-author and head of the Eurac Research Institute for Mummy Studies in Bolzano:

    “It was previously thought that the mummy’s skin had darkened during its preservation in the ice, but PRESUMABLY what we see now is actually largely Ötzi’s original skin color.”

    Not really, Al. This caucasian mummy from 1890s Arizona is pretty damned brown:


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