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(Seeker)   This Is the Iceman's Voice, Ötzi broke his silence with a deep male voice after 5,300 years   ( seeker.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ötzi the Iceman, vocal tract, Mummy, Discovery News, reconstructed vocal tract, vocal cords, Iceman Mummy, vocal tract configuration  
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2016-09-22 03:34:53 PM  
OMG....that is so AWESOME!!!     I love science!
 
2016-09-22 04:26:15 PM  
Way ahead of you, science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLKVHUDyKgk
 
2016-09-22 04:37:00 PM  
Amazing, he sounds just like a computer.  Is he a time traveler?
 
2016-09-22 04:38:53 PM  
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2016-09-22 04:38:59 PM  
He went on to have a successful career in light country.

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2016-09-22 04:40:02 PM  
I wish Otzi  had opened with his best track:

DUN! DUN!.....DUN! DUN!
All aboard! Hahahaha!
DUN DUN!   DUN DUN!
I, I, I, I... [fade]
(Instrumental)
 
2016-09-22 04:40:04 PM  
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2016-09-22 04:45:19 PM  
Jesus H, just give the guy a proper burial already.
 
2016-09-22 04:46:28 PM  
This will be the last thing the scientists hear before they die.

Whatever the reason.
 
2016-09-22 04:46:51 PM  

CVGScorch: Amazing, he sounds just like a computer.  Is he a time traveler?


I think Ice Man wants to play a game. Pro-Tip: Don't play at all.
(Otzi's pull your arms off if they lose, I hear...)
 
2016-09-22 04:47:13 PM  

ModeratelyProfane: Jesus H, just give the guy a proper burial already.


With blackjack and animal sacrifice?
 
2016-09-22 04:47:18 PM  
That looks like what I imagine most rural Southern trailer dwellers look like.

/ "We got it together, didn't we? Nobody but you and me. We got it together, baby. My first, my last, my everything"
 
2016-09-22 04:50:54 PM  

LewDux: ModeratelyProfane: Jesus H, just give the guy a proper burial already.

With blackjack and animal sacrifice?


You left out hookers. Cavemen loved them some hookers.
 
2016-09-22 04:50:59 PM  

nijika: He went on to have a successful career in light country.

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"Light" country?

I think you meant outlaw.  Kris is a Highwayman afterall.
 
2016-09-22 04:52:11 PM  
"We can't say we have reconstructed Ötzi's original voice because we miss some crucial information from the mummy," Rolando Füstös, chief of the ENT department at Bolzano's General Hospital, told Discovery News.
"But with two measurements, the length of both the vocal tract and the vocal cords, we have been able to recreate a fairly reliable approximation of the mummy's voice. This is a starting point for further research," he added.


No, you haven't, or at least you can't support such a claim. You made sounds with a computer based on a few measurements with nothing historical to compare it to. I know you are having fun with this, and Otzi is fascinating for many reasons, but this is getting silly. He's only 6,000 years old or less, genetically identical to people alive today. Why would he sound any different?
What is the reason for this?
 
2016-09-22 04:52:50 PM  
Expect some scientist to next have him say Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.
 
2016-09-22 04:54:44 PM  

Percise1:  He's only 6,000 years old or less, genetically identical to people alive today. Why would he sound any different?


The statement in bold is false. Even if it were true, though, it would not lead to the deduction implied by the underlined statement.
 
2016-09-22 04:56:19 PM  

ModeratelyProfane: LewDux: ModeratelyProfane: Jesus H, just give the guy a proper burial already.

With blackjack and animal sacrifice?

You left out hookers. Cavemen loved them some hookers.


Abrahamic cavemen?
 
2016-09-22 04:57:49 PM  
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2016-09-22 04:58:26 PM  

Percise1: "We can't say we have reconstructed Ötzi's original voice because we miss some crucial information from the mummy," Rolando Füstös, chief of the ENT department at Bolzano's General Hospital, told Discovery News.
"But with two measurements, the length of both the vocal tract and the vocal cords, we have been able to recreate a fairly reliable approximation of the mummy's voice. This is a starting point for further research," he added.

No, you haven't, or at least you can't support such a claim. You made sounds with a computer based on a few measurements with nothing historical to compare it to. I know you are having fun with this, and Otzi is fascinating for many reasons, but this is getting silly. He's only 6,000 years old or less, genetically identical to people alive today. Why would he sound any different?
What is the reason for this?


To waste money in order to justify SCIENCE!
 
2016-09-22 05:00:25 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Expect some scientist to next have him say Ooh Eeh Ooh Ah Aah Ting Tang Walla Walla Bing Bang.


I LOLed. And it startled my cubicle neighbors. Thanks.
 
2016-09-22 05:01:38 PM  
He distinctly said "to blave." And, as we all know, "to blave" means "to bluff," huh? So you're probably playing cards, and he cheated.
 
2016-09-22 05:05:01 PM  
Hmm so this [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o589CAu73UM) might not be accurate huh?
 
2016-09-22 05:09:43 PM  
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2016-09-22 05:10:50 PM  
mods, this is a repeat of another post a couple down:  http://www.fark.com/comments/9304894/Da-Chicago-accent-is-dying-GOOD
 
2016-09-22 05:16:17 PM  
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ooohhh! ICE
 
2016-09-22 05:30:32 PM  
I'm exactly the sort of person who would be fascinated by this, and that was ridiculous.
 
2016-09-22 05:37:05 PM  

mentula: I'm exactly the sort of person who would be fascinated by this, and that was ridiculous.


You misspelled awesome.
 
2016-09-22 05:40:07 PM  
He distinctly said "ow, my balls"
 
2016-09-22 05:47:01 PM  
Those scientists need to ditch the Tandy computer.
 
2016-09-22 05:55:17 PM  
So, he's new backup bass vocal for Olivia Newton John?
 
2016-09-22 06:01:51 PM  
I'll believe the article's claim once they have used the same technique on deceased person's for which we have recorded voice data and can validate the accuracy of such a procedure. Until then, this sounds like a dash of science mixed with a barrel of extrapolation.
 
2016-09-22 06:07:35 PM  
Scienc is so amazing!

/seriously cool
 
2016-09-22 06:15:18 PM  
So they went all Bone Tomahawk on him?
 
2016-09-22 06:32:25 PM  

maxximillian: Hmm so this [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o589CAu73UM) might not be accurate huh?


That video was for a Neanderthal. Ötzi is a modern human. Different species, different vocal anatomy.
 
2016-09-22 06:59:44 PM  
He sounds like Stephen Hawkings.
 
2016-09-22 07:29:21 PM  

omnibus_necanda_sunt: Percise1:  He's only 6,000 years old or less, genetically identical to people alive today. Why would he sound any different?

The statement in bold is false. Even if it were true, though, it would not lead to the deduction implied by the underlined statement.


Yes; I recall reading that his DNA group is now very rare (maybe it was Wikipedia where I read it or BBC.com).  Anyway,  his grouping has more in common with some Northern India types than European ones.
 
2016-09-22 08:11:20 PM  
Sounds like he has bad gas.
 
2016-09-22 09:20:04 PM  
Simple, programming the vocal tract simulating voice synthesizers that have been around for 30 years.
 
2016-09-22 09:26:43 PM  

ObscureNameHere: omnibus_necanda_sunt: Percise1:  He's only 6,000 years old or less, genetically identical to people alive today. Why would he sound any different?

The statement in bold is false. Even if it were true, though, it would not lead to the deduction implied by the underlined statement.

Yes; I recall reading that his DNA group is now very rare (maybe it was Wikipedia where I read it or BBC.com).  Anyway,  his grouping has more in common with some Northern India types than European ones.


Fair enough, he isn't genetically identical, since most people are genetically distinct, hence DNA evidence, so you are the best kind of correct. But didn't they generically identify some of his modern, living descendants? That would imply he isn't exactly some long lost, truncated branch of the gene tree.
Also, "Why would he sound any different" isn't a deduction, implied or not, it is a question. It would be reasonable to assume his vocal range to be present in 'modern' humans, if not even common.

I ask again; What proof, much less reason is there to suspect it would be any different?
 
2016-09-23 07:13:38 AM  
If you haven't seen this, you should: https://youtu.be/o589CAu73UM


.....poor Elliott.
 
2016-09-23 12:52:29 PM  
The Iceman Cometh Again.
 
2016-09-23 05:10:42 PM  

Percise1: But didn't they generically identify some of his modern, living descendants? That would imply he isn't exactly some long lost, truncated branch of the gene tree.


i know a direct descendant of Cheddar Man was found. about Oetzi i don't know.
 
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