This chart shows the concentrations of the
pathogen in the Iceman's stomach and intestine and the site of the muscle control sample.
Further analysis showed that the train of
the Iceman harbored was a representative of the bacterial population of Asian origin that existed in Europe before hybridization.
"This puts things into wonderful perspective for us with just one genome. We can say the waves of migrations that brought the African strain into Europe had not occurred, or had not occurred in earnest, by the time the Iceman was alive," Yoshan Moodley, at the University of Venda, South Africa, explained.
Iceman Lived a While After Arrow Wound