Otzi the Iceman is the very renowned 5,000 year old mummy discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991. He (it) has been under intense scrutiny ever since. The latest findings indicate that he had eaten a large meal of wild goat as recently as two hours before his death. It is speculated that he was killed by other hunters in the area.

 

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110623-iceman-mummy...

 

Related articles:

 

http://www.archaeologiemuseum.it/en/oetzi-the-iceman

 

http://news.discovery.com/history/otzi-face-reconstruction-110225.html

 

http://news.discovery.com/history/oetzi-iceman-bad-teeth-110615.html

 

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/62670/title/Prehistoric_...

Tags: Humans, Iceman, Jubinsky, Oetzi, Otzi

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I see that the poor fellow had gall stones too.

Also, it remains unproven whether the goat meat had been cooked, although it may have been. The ibex meat was cleverly identified through DNA analysis.  

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