Holism: The Case Of Ozti: A Natural Mummy

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The case of Özti, a natural mummy found in an Italian glacier in 1991, is a prime example of holism within anthropology. The research done to explore Özti’s origins has incorporated both definitions of holism as outlined in Introduction to Anthropology: an interdisciplinary approach towards anthropology, as well the understanding that different aspects of societies are inter-related (Text, 2017: 27). To begin, holism is displayed in the way in which research was done regarding Özti’s life. Many different people with various backgrounds were called upon to assemble Özti’s past. Firstly, there was the team of archeologists who unearthed both Özti and the artifacts buried with him. The expertise of such people allowed them to discover artifacts
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