Remains of grasses found with the Neolithic Iceman “Ötzi”

  title={Remains of grasses found with the Neolithic Iceman “{\"O}tzi”},
  author={P{\'e}ter {\'A}cs and Thomas Wilhalm and Klaus Oeggl},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
The plant remains from the discovery site of the Iceman include a large quantity of grass, from which parts of his clothing were also made. His cape consists of bundles of Brachypodium pinnatum tied with Tilia bast fibres, and the hay used as insulating material in his shoes consists of several species, such as Avenella flexuosa, Avenula versicolor/pubescens, Festuca spec., Nardus stricta and Brachypodium pinnatum. Most probably, these grasses were collected in subalpine matt-grass communities… CONTINUE READING