After using dating techniques, scientists were able to show us that he spent his childhood near today's village of Feldthurns, in Italy.
Later he went to live in valleys about 50 kilometres further north. His lungs were blackened, probably from breathing the smoke of campfires
At first, it was thought that Ötzi, also known as the Iceman, was a hunter who had been in poor health and who was overcome by tiredness on the mountain, perhaps after being caught by a fog or a blizzard. Later on, further theories were discussed about his death.