Neanderthal tooth offers clues to ancient paleo diet

Neanderthal tooth offers clues to ancient paleo diet

Thanks to a Neanderthal tooth, anthropologists now know a lot more about what humans’ ancient cousins ate. And they definitely weren’t vegetarians, the tooth revealed. “These new compound-specific isotope measurements confirm earlier interpretations of Neanderthal diets as being composed of mainly large herbivores, although of course they also consumed other foods such as plants.”