Caveman Diet Secrets Revealed!

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Caveman Diet Secrets Revealed!

Post by SamCogar on Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:29 am

The real-life caveman diet included crocodiles, and eating the reptiles' fatty flesh may have helped early humans evolve bigger brains, a new study suggests. The work is based on bones and artifacts from a prehistoric "kitchen" that make up the earliest evidence that humans ate aquatic animals.

Stone tools and the butchered bones of turtles, crocodiles, and fish were found at the 1.95-million-year-old site in northern Kenya. Some of the animal bones bore cut marks from simple, sharp-edged stone tools, according to the study authors.

But the Kenyan hominins were no crocodile hunters, Braun noted. Instead, early humans likely scavenged carcasses, bringing the meat back to the kitchen area to carve up and—in the pre-fire era of human history—eat raw.

Me thinks they had been eating plenty of raw sea food for a long time because they had to have evolved more advanced mental abilities long before then to have learned to make and use sharp tools to kill and butcher their food.


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