Mummy researchers from Eurac Research have analysed the stomach contents of the Iceman and reveal his last meal contained a remarkably high fat content. Fresh or dried game meat from ibex and red deer, einkorn wheat and traces of toxic bracken: these were the ingredients of the Iceman’s last meal. In an international study, led by researchers at the Eurac Research centre based in Bozen-Bolzano, scientists have examined the stomach contents of the glacier mummy for DNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Thanks to their findings, they were able for the first time to reconstruct what constituted a meal in the Copper Age. Visit our Website: Follow us on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel:


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