Nutcracker Man Challenges Human Diet

June 2008
Science Teacher;Summer2008, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p18
Academic Journal
The article discusses how analysis of the teeth of fossil hominids may change perceptions of the dietary habits of prehistoric human ancestors. Anthropologist Peter Ungar notes that the teeth of the hominid Paranthropus boisei do not conclusively reveal dietary habits and suggests that primitive human ancestors may have altered their diet based on available foods.


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