Researchers find evidence of earliest butchers

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:56 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Fossils unearthed in Ethiopia indicate human ancestors were using tools to cut meat away from bones about 3.4 million years ago, a million years earlier than previously thought. Evidence from ancient bones found in Ethiopia suggest that human ancestors were using stone tools to carve meat a million years earlier than previously thought, an international team of researchers said Wednesday.

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