Tattoos are a statement of personal identity and cultural heritage.We associate them with our modern society, but the truth is that the history of tattoos spans many thousands of years and various early civilizations.
Most of them were black lines configured into specific groups on various parts of his body.
Experts determined that people used soot or fireplace ash to create the pigment for tattoo making.
Konrad Spindler, an archaeologist in Innsbruck, examined the remains.
The initial dating performed by Spindler indicated that the mummy was approximately 4,000 years old.
El Morro Man actually died sometime between 2563-1972 BCE.
Thus, it appears the original estimates of the age of the Chinchorro Man were in error.
Initially, scientists dated the mummy to 8,000 years Before Present.
Located on the upper lip of the mummy, just to either side of the nose, are a series of black dots that form what seems to resemble a thin mustache.
There before them were human remains encased in ice up to the torso.