However, we now know they balanced their red meat with vegetable intake.Without DNA analysis, the coprolites cannot be definitively proven human.
Chemical analysis revealed organic material typical in a horse gut, and DNA testing indicated the presence of microbes associated with horse manure. In 1972, archaeologists at Jorvik Viking site in England unearthed the largest human coprolite.
Hannibal’s crossing of the Alps to attack Rome with 30,000 troops, 15,000 horses, and 37 elephants made him one of the most celebrated generals in history.
For millennia, no one has been certain of his route.
Some claim they might belong to a large omnivore like a bear.
The researchers stand by their analysis, citing the cholesterol levels are human.