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Extinct Species Of Early Human Survived on 'Tiger Nuts,' Not Meat

Philip Ross (3389483) writes | about 9 months ago


Philip Ross (3389483) writes "Fresh analysis of an extinct relative of humans suggests our ancient ancestors dined primarily on tiger nuts, which are edible grass bulbs, settling a discrepancy over what made up prehistoric diets. According to a new study published in the journal PLOS One, the strong-jawed ancient hominin known as Paranthropus boisei, nicknamed “Nutcracker Man,” which roamed East Africa between 2.4 million and 1.4 million years ago, survived on a diet scientists previously thought implausible."
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Early Human Survived on 'Tiger Nuts' (1)

cold fjord (826450) | about 9 months ago | (#45928835)

Once you lean that Tiger Nuts are a plant the feat sounds much less impressive.

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