CARTA: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny: Briana Pobiner - The Ecology of Hominin Scavenging

5/10/2018; 19 minutes

Hunting is considered a key human adaptation and is thought to have influenced our anatomy, physiology and behavior over time. This symposium explores the evidence pertaining to the origins of hominin hunting. Evidence for meat eating in the form of butchery marks on animal bones made by hominins dates back to at least 2.6 million years ago. Perhaps they didn't hunt them, but instead scavenged the leftovers from carnivore kills. Briana Pobiner, Goerge Washington University. (#33576)

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