Minerals and Tools
Ötzi’s equipment consisted of 18 different types of wood, with the most suitable wood being chosen for each object. Bark, bast, grasses, leather and flint were also skilfully fashioned into useful utensils and items of clothing.
Although it cannot be assumed that Ötzi made all the objects himself, he certainly could have collected and selected the materials himself.
Ötzi and his contemporaries evidently possessed excellent knowledge of natural materials. The ability to use natural raw materials to their best advantage was a vital skill for people living at the time.