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Iceman’s ancient stomach infection shows Europeans are actually recent immigrants

  • Michael Tabb
By Michael Tabb

Video journalist

Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Scientists studying the bacteria behind stomach ulcers may have just rewritten the textbook on human migration.

Researchers analyzing Otzi, the famous Iceman preserved in the Italian Alps for 5,300 years, found that the mummy’s stomach bacteria was not as expected. Watch the video to see how they used insight from Otzi to show that relatively recent human migrations actually created Europe as we know it.

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