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Early hominins had a taste for grass

A study done on the teeth of three Australopithecus bahrelghazali individuals has revealed that the ancient hominims, who lived over 3 million years ago, ate a diet rich in grasses and sedges. There's no accounting for taste—a truism that extends even to the earliest humans. By 3.5 million years ago, some

“Nutcracker Man” ate grass

New studies have shown that the ancient hominid Paranthropus boisei, better known as Nutcracker Man, preferred to eat grass. Professor Matt Sponheimer said it was long assumed Paranthropus boisei favoured nuts, seeds and hard fruit because of its powerful jaw muscles and the biggest and flattest molars of any known

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