Iceman Otzi's last meal finally determined
By T.K. Randall
June 24, 2011 · 18 comments
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Otzi the iceman has been the subject of research and study since his discovery in a glacier in 1991.
The mystery of what he would have last eaten before his untimely demise has finally been answered, scientists have been able to determine the location of his stomach and believe his last meal would have been a helping of Alpine ibex that he'd downed as little as 30 minutes before he died.
In a presentation at the Seventh World Congress on Mummy Studies, researchers from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman revealed that they had finally located the iceman known as Otzi’s stomach and determined his last meal. They were also able to successfully sequence his entire genome.
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