Ötzi the Iceman is the gift that keeps on giving. Found embedded in a glacier in 1991, the 5300-year-old mummy has offered unprecedented insights into Copper Age Europe. A new analysis of Ötzi's equipment shows what he was up to in the hours before an archer drove an arrow straight into his back.
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Humans have been killing other humans since the dawn of the species, but owing to the poor archaeological record, it's unclear what sort of weapons our ancestors used to brutalise one another. Using models of human skulls and a replica of a weapon dating back thousands of years, researchers have shown that a bat-like club known as the "Thames Beater" was fit for the task of killing.