The Diets of Early Hominins

@article{Ungar2011TheDO,
  title={The Diets of Early Hominins},
  author={Peter S Ungar and Matt Sponheimer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={190 - 193}
}
Diet changes are considered key events in human evolution. Most studies of early hominin diets focused on tooth size, shape, and craniomandibular morphology, as well as stone tools and butchered animal bones. However, in recent years, dental microwear and stable isotope analyses have hinted at unexpected diversity and complexity in early hominin diets. Some traditional ideas have held; others, such as an increasing reliance on hard-object feeding and a dichotomy between Australopithecus and… Expand
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