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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Scientists have recreated and posted on the Internet the voice of the “ice man” ETSI

The team from Italy was able to figure out what was the voice who lived more than five thousand years ago, a man whose mummy was discovered in 1991. As it turned out, the “ice man”, or ETSI, and talked quite hoarse, but the tone of his voice was about the same as in modern humans.

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ETSI was discovered in Attansic in the Alps at an altitude of 3200 meters. In honor of the name this place the “ice man” and got his nickname. It is believed that this mummy is the oldest ever discovered in Europe. It is believed that people who lived approximately 5,300 ago, died in an unequal battle, after which his body was frozen, and thus preserved to our days.

For two and a half decades, the discovery was of great interest to specialists. Different groups of researchers has deciphered the genome of the “ice man” regained his alleged appearance, examined the 57 tattoos found on his skin, found that ETCI probably suffered from arthritis, found in his intestines harmful bacteria, and also restored his clothing and equipment.

In the new study, the researchers approached to obtain information about how the voice of ETSI. To do this, using data imaging, recreated the vocal tract of ancient man. As it turned out, the “ice man” spoke characteristic of modern humans the frequency between 100 and 150 GHz.

Specialists recognize that it is unlikely they were able to exactly reproduce the voice, which had etti. However, they have presented “audio”, according to experts, could serve as a good “starting point” for further research in this direction.

About his discovery, scientists said during a conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the mummy of ETSI.


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