Iceman mummy shares last meals

By Bruce Bower, 15:48 PM April 15, 2008

Around 5,000 years ago, a lone hunter trekking through Europe's Tyrolean Alps ate his final two meals. First, he munched on wild cereals, goat meat, and a few flowering plants. Later, the man partook of red deer meat and possibly more cereals. Then he died in a rocky basin, where his frozen, naturally mummified body was discovered in 1991.

The ancient culinary sendoff of the so-called Tyrolean Iceman has emerged from an analysis of food remains in his colon and intestines. Researchers directe...

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