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3rd Bolzano Mummy Congress – Ötzi: 25 years of research

3rd Bolzano Mummy Congress - Ötzi: 25 years of research​

​​​​19th – 21st September 2016 - Bozen/Bolzano, Italy​



​On September 19th 1991, two hikers from Germany, Erika and Helmut Simon, inadvertently discovered the world famous 5300-year-old mummy of Ötzi, the Iceman, a corpse that was trapped in the ice at the Tisenjoch in the Ötztal Alps. Since then, a countless number of scientists and archaeologists have dedicated their research to studies on this unique source of information regarding his living conditions, environment, health issues, origin and his violent death. These studies have been made possible, by rapidly improving technologies that have become available over the past 25 years.

The 25th anniversary of the Iceman's discovery represents an ideal opportunity for all experts from the relevant fields, such as archaeology, anthropology, botany and zoology, geochemistry, medicine and molecular biology to come together to discuss their findings, and consider the future perspectives of Iceman research.


EURAC Institute for mummies and the Iceman, Albert Zink, Scientific Director

South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology, Angelika Fleckinger, Director ​

Conference languages are English, German and Italian.

Simultaneous translation will be available during the whole conference.

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Registration & fees

Conference Fees



(until July 31st )


 (from August 1st)




Abstract submission June 15th, 2016
Notification of acceptance June 30th, 2016
Early bird registration July 31st, 2016


Registration and general information

Registrations have to be effected using the online registration system

>> Register here ​<<   


Cancellation terms

Cancellations must be notified in writing.

​A full refund will be issued for cancellations received before 31.7.2016.

A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations received from 01.08.2016 until 19.08.2016 2016.

​Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after 19.08.2016.

Substitute delegates will be accepted without charge.​


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Scientific program & committee


Scientific program

The scientific programme will mainly focus on all aspects of research related to the Iceman, whereby comparative and methodological relevant studies on other mummy findings will be also considered.

It is open for oral and poster presentations.

Round table discussions and an open lecture are also in planning.


Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee of the conference is composed of the members of the advisory boards of the EURAC Institute for mummies and the Iceman and the South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology.

Chair: Albert Zink



In alphabetic order: E. Egarter-Vigl (IT), V. Fernicola (IT), P. Gleirscher (A), F. Marzatico (IT), C. Lass-Flöhrl (A), W. Leitner (A), N. Lynnerup (DK), P. Paolazzi (A), A. Pedrotti (IT), P. Pernter (IT), O. Peschel (D), F. Rühli (CH), M. Wagner (A), J. Zschocke (A).

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Abstract submission​​

Abstracts have to be submitted using the online abstract system

​Abstract submission is closed


Abstracts are welcome in conference topic areas, for consideration by the scientific committee.

Each abstract man text should not exceed 300 words including references.

Each abstract should report all authors and the relative institution contact.

All abstracts should be written and submitted in English with regard to the international participants, but also abstracts in German and Italian will be considered

You are invited to send an abstract with title for podium presentations or posters.


The 3rd Bolzano Mummy Congress Committee will:

  • notify the first (or sole) author upon receipt of the abstracts,
  • review each abstract before accepting it for the scientific program,
  • send a notification of the committee's decision on acceptance and format of allocated delivery.  

Abstract submission deadline: JUNE 15th, 2016.​

Only contributions complying with the above specifications will be considered. ​

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The conference partner hotel is Stadt Hotel Città: best location and price range in town!

When you like to book your room, click on the following link and mention the key word "Mummy Congress" in order to receive the agreed special fee.


Accommodation solutions in all price ranges can be found under this link:


Important notice: It is high tourist season in Bolzano and South Tyrol at the time when the congress takes place. We recommend that all congress participants book their rooms early. 








Abstract review and scientific program:

PD Dr. Albert Zink

Head of Institute for mummies and the Iceman

t +39 0471 055561



Online registration and abstract submission:

Verena Zublasing, CMP
meeting management

t +39 0471 055042

eMail: mummycongress@eurac.edu



Paola Bassetti

Institute for Mummies and the Iceman

t+39 0471 055560

eMail: mummycongress@eurac.edu​​


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