Shrew eating study earns an Ig Nobel Prize for 2013

September 13, 2013 - A past research project Dr. Peter Stahl and Brian Crandall has garnered them one of ten Ig Nobel Prizes for 2013.

As archaeologists they were interested in how bones arrived at the sites they were investigating. In particular they questioned if the bones could have been the remnants of human's diets.

Research in this area was lacking and so they took it upon themselves to eat a very small mammal, a shrew, bones and all and examined their excrement to find out what survived.