Meat On The Menu

A varied diet
3.5-1.8 million years ago

Our oldest ape-like ancestors mostly ate fruit, but later species like Australopithecus branched out. As well as eating a wider range of plants, such as grasses, they seem to have eaten a lot more meat, and even butchered it with stone tools. More meat meant more calories, and less time spent chewing.

See other: What Makes Humans Human?

1 thought on “Meat On The Menu

  1. The beautiful panda and the adorable koala are on their way to extinction because their diets are too specific. The fact that humankind became omniverous (see videos of chimps, hunting as pack animals with strategy and forethought, catching and devouring monkeys), was largely responsible for our species’ survival.

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