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Iceman: What we really wanted was his last thoughts, not his last meal

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French Canadian general: "I shall not then live to see the surrender of Quebec." Quebec never surrendered, as it happens. Well, not really.

Ice man’s last meal: Deer, apparently:

Less than 2 hours before he hiked his last steps in the Tyrolean Alps 5000 years ago, Ötzi the Iceman fueled up on a last meal of ibex meat. – Heather Pringle, “The Iceman’s Last Meal”( ScienceNOW, 20 June 2011) 

What if it had been wild goat instead? That’s the frustrating problem with studies of human evolution. Before the literate period, it’s hard to find out what you really want to know.

Dying words that give us some sense of the people who spoke them.

Hat tip: Pos-Darwinista

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