Vegetarian Neanderthals? Extinct human relatives hid a mouthful of surprises

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 12:51 in Paleontology & Archaeology

It seems modern humans aren’t the only ones to have had regional cuisine. According to the plaque on their teeth, Neanderthals had striking differences in their diets, depending on where they lived — and they may have also used plants and mold to treat illness and pain. The findings, described...

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