Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Neanderthals ate not only meat but also cooked vegetables

Neanderthal Woman
New findings by researchers from George Washington University revise the picture of Neanderthals as being only meat eaters. Neanderthals also cooked and ate vegetables, in addition to eating meat. Read article here: BBC News - Neanderthals cooked and ate vegetables

Homo neanderthalensis lived successfully for over 200,000 years (between 230,000 and 30,000 years ago), the last part in competition with our ancestors (homo sapiens sapiens). Read more on the history of Neanderthals and theories about their disappearance here.

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