This was Otzi the Iceman’s last meal

After putting the stomach contents through a battery of tests, the researchers determined the ice mummy’s final meal: dried ibex meat and fat, red deer, einkorn wheat, and traces of toxic fern. The results offer a stunningly detailed peek into an ancient diet and hint at possible food preparation methods.

From: “5,300 Years Ago, Ötzi the Iceman Died. Now We Know His Last Meal. It took 20 years to find his stomach. Now researchers know what was inside—in excruciating detail” by Maya Wei-Haas on nationalgeographic.com (2018)

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