In 1991, two Germans hiking in the Alps of Northern Italy discovered the 5,200 year old remains of a Copper Age man frozen in a glacier. Amazingly well-preserved, the corpse – dubbed Otzi the Iceman – was found with tools, arrows, and a knife. To date, he is Europe’s oldest natural human mummy and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic Europeans. Initially thought to be a contemporary corpse, the bod was removed without using archaeological tools and procedures. Since then, the body has been extensively examined, measured, X-rayed, and dated. At the time of discovery, few people would have predicted that this one man could significantly alter the scientific community’s view of the history of man. Who was the man who walked the earth 3,000 years before Christ? How has the discovery of his body affected the search for answers to the age old question – how old is the human race? This episode poses the possibility that this one man, frozen for 5,000 years, might help solve the mystery of the origin of man and aid scientists in determining how long the human race has lived on planet Earth.