November 12, 2012
Early Human Ancestors Ate Grass
Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Early human ancestors in central Africa 3.5 million years ago ate a diet of mostly tropical grasses and sedges, finds new research.
The study suggests our relatives were mostly plant-eaters before they evolved a taste for meaty flesh. Consider that tidbit while passing around the creamed spinach during Thanksgiving dinner.
TAGGED: Grass, Primates, Human Evolution