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Human ancestor diet ‘shows they lived in forests’

 
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Human ancestor diet ‘shows they lived in forests’
CAPE TOWN — Australopithecus sediba, the 2-million-year-old South African human ancestor, probably survived on a diet that included bark, leaves, and fruit, according to analysis of its fossilised teeth.

The results are surprising, as they suggest eating habits quite different to most early African hominins studied so far, which typically ate tropical grasses, sedges and the animals that ate these plants.

The food Au. sediba put in its mouth was similar to that eaten by modern-day chimpanzees, and suggests they lived in forests — rather than the open savannah favoured by many other hominid species, said Amanda Henry, lead author of a letter in this week’s edition of the journal Nature, describing an analysis of the fossilised Au. sediba’s teeth.

This argument is consistent with previous work on the fossils, which suggested that they were tree climbers. "Diet can tell us a lot about how they behaved and lived. We know that among primates, the ones living in closed forest environments tend to live in smaller groups than those living in grasslands. We could hypothesise that perhaps sediba lived in small groups … and travelled long distances to find food," she said.


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Re: Human ancestor diet ‘shows they lived in forests’
CAPE TOWN — Australopithecus sediba, the 2-million-year-old South African human ancestor, probably survived on a diet that included bark, leaves, and fruit, according to analysis of its fossilised teeth.

The results are surprising, as they suggest eating habits quite different to most early African hominins studied so far, which typically ate tropical grasses, sedges and the animals that ate these plants.

The food Au. sediba put in its mouth was similar to that eaten by modern-day chimpanzees, and suggests they lived in forests — rather than the open savannah favoured by many other hominid species, said Amanda Henry, lead author of a letter in this week’s edition of the journal Nature, describing an analysis of the fossilised Au. sediba’s teeth.

This argument is consistent with previous work on the fossils, which suggested that they were tree climbers. "Diet can tell us a lot about how they behaved and lived. We know that among primates, the ones living in closed forest environments tend to live in smaller groups than those living in grasslands. We could hypothesise that perhaps sediba lived in small groups … and travelled long distances to find food," she said.


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I knew it. That "caveman diet" featuring meat, meat, and more meat is so unlikely anyway. There were probably the staples of nuts, seeds and fruits with the OCCASIONAL meat IF the hunt was successful. But not bacon for breakfast, chicken for lunch and steak for dinner. No way.
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Re: Human ancestor diet ‘shows they lived in forests’
Wisdom teeth is proof of this.
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Re: Human ancestor diet ‘shows they lived in forests’
CAPE TOWN — Australopithecus sediba, the 2-million-year-old South African human ancestor, probably survived on a diet that included bark, leaves, and fruit, according to analysis of its fossilised teeth.

The results are surprising, as they suggest eating habits quite different to most early African hominins studied so far, which typically ate tropical grasses, sedges and the animals that ate these plants.

The food Au. sediba put in its mouth was similar to that eaten by modern-day chimpanzees, and suggests they lived in forests — rather than the open savannah favoured by many other hominid species, said Amanda Henry, lead author of a letter in this week’s edition of the journal Nature, describing an analysis of the fossilised Au. sediba’s teeth.

This argument is consistent with previous work on the fossils, which suggested that they were tree climbers. "Diet can tell us a lot about how they behaved and lived. We know that among primates, the ones living in closed forest environments tend to live in smaller groups than those living in grasslands. We could hypothesise that perhaps sediba lived in small groups … and travelled long distances to find food," she said.


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I knew it. That "caveman diet"
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No not caveman way before caveman
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Re: Human ancestor diet ‘shows they lived in forests’
I always wondered what would happen to human health if they ate the specific food they specifically evolved to eat. No, I'm not just saying "fruit". The fruit we eat today is different. Hybridized, lower nutrition before it's picked and constantly losing it as it gets to you. Plus, for all we know there were varieties of fruit we ate that simply no longer even exist. What if you ate a diet of food that supported EVERY nutritional need your body had, known by since and not known by science? All-over increased functioning of the human body?