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Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal
apey-news ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Emiliano Rodriguez Mega

Posted on 07/12/2018 5:57:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps. The stomach contents of the corpse, widely known as Oetzi the Iceman, offer a snapshot of what ancient Europeans ate more than five millennia ago, researchers said. On the menu, described Thursday in the journal Current Biology, were the fat and meat of a wild goat, meat of a red deer and whole wheat seeds, which Oetzi ate shortly before his death. Traces of fern leaves and spores were also discovered in Oetzi's stomach. Scientists think he may have swallowed the plant unintentionally or as a medicine for parasites previously found in his gut. Though the researchers had previously examined Oetzi's intestines, this was the first time they could look into his stomach. The reason is nothing short of grotesque. Following Oetzi's death, the organ moved upwards. It was not until 2009, 18 years after his remains were discovered near the Italy-Austria border, that a radiologist detected it behind the rib cage. And it was full. After slowly defrosting the body, the team took samples and rehydrated them. Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. That's a lot of fat. But scientists think the finding makes sense... Now, Maixner and his team are hoping to reconstruct the composition of bacteria and other microorganisms that lived in the Iceman's gut, and see how it differs from what modern people show.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: agriculture; alps; ancientautopsies; animalhusbandry; dietandcuisine; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; huntergatherers; ibex; oetzi; paleodiet
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1 posted on 07/12/2018 5:57:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Red Badger; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks Red Badger.

2 posted on 07/12/2018 5:58:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv

So Kurt Russell was around back then too.


3 posted on 07/12/2018 5:59:27 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: SunkenCiv

Always wait two hours after a meal if ibex before going on a long hike.


4 posted on 07/12/2018 6:04:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: kaehurowing

willie nelson more like


5 posted on 07/12/2018 6:08:03 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: SunkenCiv

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6 posted on 07/12/2018 6:21:25 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: SunkenCiv
Well balanced last meal...

I was expecting hit job of moss, wild onions, grass and some sort of veggie burger.

Vegan= Poor Hunter.

7 posted on 07/12/2018 6:24:19 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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8 posted on 07/12/2018 6:25:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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9 posted on 07/12/2018 6:31:45 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: SunkenCiv

He was evidently fleeing from a village where he had gotten into some kind of violent dispute. He thought he had gotten far enough away up into the mountains, so he pitched camp and made dinner.

About two hours after dinner, an enemy crept up and shot him with a bow and arrow at a range of about 100 feet.


10 posted on 07/12/2018 6:33:24 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like Lloyd Bridges.


11 posted on 07/12/2018 6:34:04 PM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: SunkenCiv

So he didn’t stop by the frozen food aisle?


12 posted on 07/12/2018 6:35:09 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious")
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Did his watch stop at the time of death?


13 posted on 07/12/2018 6:37:22 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious")
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To: SunkenCiv

He looks quite a bit like my Dziadek (Grandfather). He also came from Austria / Italy region.


14 posted on 07/12/2018 6:37:35 PM PDT by heylady
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Wheat seeds are the answer. Celiac disease or gluten intolerance is the cause of death. If only he followed a ketogenic diet he might still be alive today.


15 posted on 07/12/2018 6:46:35 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Make Atlantis Great Again.)
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To: SunkenCiv

He ate healthy, and look where that got him!


16 posted on 07/12/2018 6:48:23 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The MSM is the enemy of the American people"...Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: dfwgator
The Iceman Eateth


17 posted on 07/12/2018 7:59:02 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: SunkenCiv

one has to wonder, how did the pancreas handle all that fat?


18 posted on 07/12/2018 11:24:30 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: SunkenCiv

#1 That is Kris Kristofferson
https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3670501/posts


19 posted on 07/12/2018 11:25:49 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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Not bad looking for a 19 year old......


20 posted on 07/13/2018 3:24:52 AM PDT by trebb (Too many "Conservatives" who think their opinions outweigh reality these days...)
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