The “Iceman,” found frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991 (with a remarkably well preserved body after dying nearly 5,000 years ago), has continued to provide scientists with data about prehistoric peoples of the period. The data includes facts about his diet from studies of his gut, stomach and teeth. Examinations of his teeth showed that besides not being a good brusher — never mind flosser — Iceman ate a predominantly carb-based diet based on cereals and breads (the teeth exam also showed ...

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