Fat frenzy: did an early taste for bone marrow fuel hominin brain development?

Long before human ancestors began hunting large mammals for meat, a fatty diet provided them with the nutrition to develop bigger brains, posits a new paper in Current Anthropology. The paper argues that our early ancestors acquired a taste for fat by eating marrow scavenged from the skeletal remains of large animals that had been killed […]

Fat frenzy: did an early taste for bone marrow fuel hominin brain development?

Anthropologists suggest a novel source of nutrients needed to drive a crucial aspect of human evolution. Natalie Parletta reports.

Sun 10 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

A taste for fat may have made us human, says study

Long before human ancestors began hunting large mammals for meat, a fatty diet provided them with the nutrition to develop bigger brains, posits a new paper in Current Anthropology.

Tue 5 Feb 19 from Phys.org

A taste for fat may have made us human, Fri 8 Feb 19 from Science Blog

A taste for fat may have made us human, says study, Tue 5 Feb 19 from Eurekalert

A taste for fat may have made us human

A new article argues that early human ancestors acquired a taste for fat long before they began hunting for meat by scavenging marrow from the skeletal remains of large animals.

Tue 5 Feb 19 from ScienceDaily

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