A most unusual (super)predator

  title={A most unusual (super)predator},
  author={Boris Worm},
Modern humans evolved as cooperative hunter-gatherers whose cultural and technological evolution enabled them to slay prey much larger than themselves, across many species groups. One might think that those hunting skills have faded since the advent of agriculture and animal husbandry almost 10,000 years ago. Yet, as Darimont et al. show in a global analysis on page 858 of this issue (1), we are still the unique superpredator that we evolved to be. Analyzing an extensive database of 2135… CONTINUE READING