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Otzi the Iceman was not a strict adherent to the Paleo diet, study finds

If you were thinking that the ancient Alpine traveler known as Otzi - and often known simply as Iceman - scraped by on a diet of foraged grasses and berries, you'd be very wrong.

A comprehensive new study of his stomach contents reveals that Otzi, who perished roughly 5,300 years ago on a mountain in the Eastern Alps of Italy, died with a belly full of fatty meat, some whole seeds from the einkorn wheat plant, and maybe a bit of goat's milk or cheese - all eaten just a couple of hours before he died.

Judging from the remnants of plant spores found in his gut, the Iceman may have set off

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