Hairy clues to the Icemans diet
The neolithic man discovered in an Italian glacier in 1991 may have carried a bow and arrows, but he was a strict vegetarian just before his death.
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Stephen A. Macko
University of Virginia
Department of Environmental Sciences
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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