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Monday, 16 August 2010

Evidence of humans eating meat before 3.39 million years ago

Published in Nature 466, 857-860 (12 August 2010)

Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia
Shannon P. McPherron1, Zeresenay Alemseged2, Curtis W. Marean3, Jonathan G. Wynn4, Denné Reed5, Denis Geraads6, René Bobe7 & Hamdallah A. Béarat8
1.Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, DeutscherPlatz 6, Leipzig 04103, Germany
2.Department of Anthropology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse Drive, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
3.Institute of Human Origins, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, PO Box 872402, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-2402, USA
4.Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, SCA 528, Tampa, Florida 33620, USA
5.University of Texas at Austin, Department of Anthropology, 1 University Station C3200, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
6.Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UPR 2147, 44 Rue de l'Amiral Mouchez, Paris 75014, France
7.Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
8.School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-6106, USA

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Evidence from survey work on cut marks in animal bones in Dikika, Ethiopia shows that man was using tools for removing flesh and eating meat and marrow.

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