November 12, 2012

Early Human Ancestors Ate Grass

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News


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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.

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TAGGED: Grass, Primates, Human Evolution

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