Vivianite from the Iceman of the Tisenjoch (Tyrol, Austria): Mineralogical-chemical data

  • R. Tessadri
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 4)


The discovery in September 1991 of a Late Neolithic man in a glacial field between Austria and Italy offered uniquely preserved archaelogical samples (Seidler et al., 1992). Commonly known as the Iceman (or Ötzi, having been found in the Tyrolean Ötztaler Alps), the body is the oldest to be retrieved from an alpine glacier and is one of the best preserved mummified humans ever discovered (Edwards et al., 1996).


Source Rock Prussian Blue Surrounding Rock Alpine Glacier Trace Element Chemistry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Tessadri
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  1. 1.Institut für Mineralogie und PetrographieUniversität InnsbruckAustria

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