CARTA: The Evolution of Human Nutrition – Peter Ungar: Australopith Diets

3/22/2013; 19 minutes

Peter Ungar (Univ of Arkansas) looks at the fossil record to determine what it can teach us about the diets of our early hominin forebears. Evidence from tooth chemistry and microscopic wear suggests that some species had increasingly specialized diets, but others, including those of early Homo, ate a broader variety of foods. (#24838)

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