New Exhibit on the Evolution of the Human Diet Now Open

Written by Darshana Shapiro, PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University Modern humans today eat all kinds of different foods, from cheeseburgers to crickets to kale, but what did our hominin ancestors eat three million years ago in East Africa? Did “Nutcracker Man” (Paranthropus boisei) actually crack nuts with its powerful jaws? Were Neanderthals really expert big game hunters? And how do we know?
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