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You Mean Neanderthals Ate Plants and Little Critters, Too?!

August 8, 2014

Forgive the sarcasm, but really, did we all think that early uprights ate only the flesh of humungous beasts, slaughtered with the teamwork of a group?

Females undoubtedly wandered forth, gathering berries, roots, mollusks and greens, and netting small animals, in order to keep the group and its …

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Cracked Heads Among Stone Age Herders/Farmers

February 14, 2013

Our foodie fore bearers needed helmets, apparently. Their heads were split open fairly frequently, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

 "Linda Fibiger, an archaeologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and her colleague…

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