5200-Year-Old Acupuncture in Central Europe?

@article{Dorfer19985200YearOldAI,
  title={5200-Year-Old Acupuncture in Central Europe?},
  author={Leopold Dorfer and Maximilian Moser and Konrad Spindler and F. Bahr and Eduard Egarter-Vigl and Gottfried Dohr},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={282},
  pages={239 - 239}
}
The Tyrolean Iceman ([1][1]), by far the oldest European mummified human body (5200 years old), shows 15 well-preserved tattoo groups on his back and legs, none of which appears to have ornamental importance. The tattoos have a simple linear geometric shape and are located on parts of the body that are not expected to be displayed ([2][2]). Moreover, several tattoos that would have entailed superficial skin puncture seem to be located on Chinese acupuncture points. The tattoos were therefore… Expand
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The corpse of a Late Neolithic individual found in a glacier in Oetztal is unusual because of the intact nature of all body parts that resulted from the characteristics of its mummification processExpand