Jurassic Pork: What Could a Jewish Time Traveler Eat?

@article{Plotnick2015JurassicPW,
  title={Jurassic Pork: What Could a Jewish Time Traveler Eat?},
  author={Roy E. Plotnick and Jessica Theodor and Thomas Richard Holtz},
  journal={Evolution: Education and Outreach},
  year={2015},
  volume={8},
  pages={1-14}
}
Paleontologists use multiple methods to reconstruct the anatomy and behavior of extinct animals, including direct observations from well-preserved fossils and inferences from the phylogeny of modern and extinct relatives. We illustrate these techniques by reference to the biblical definitions of kosher and non-kosher animals; that is, how can we apply these approaches to the hypothetical question of whether an extinct form would have been kosher. The biblical categories do not readily map to… 
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