- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: February 21, 2005
It is one of the most important finds in the history of archeology, and one of the luckiest. In 1991, a pair of hikers found a body partially trapped in the ice high in the Alps. It was not a lost vacationer but a Neolithic hunter who had perished some 5,000 years ago. Not only were his body and possessions exquisitely preserved, but he represented one of the most important and least understood eras in human history--the cusp between the ages of stone and steel.
Host Josh Bernstein heads high into the mountains and deep into research laboratories to tell the Iceman's story. Engineers, anthropologists and scientists detail the latest secrets surrendered by his body, clothes and weaponry. And Josh puts himself in the Iceman's place to learn how he might have died.