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Tortoise was on the menu for hominins 400,000 years ago

The remains of tortoises found at Qesem Cave in Israel suggest that early hominins cooked and ate them. The remains suggest that the inhabitants sometimes roasted tortoises whole over a fire and sometimes butchered them first, Dr. Barkai said, adding, “Somehow they cut them with stone knives, and most probably into

Ancient remains of giant tortoises examined for butchering marks

The remains of two giant land tortoises found in a position suggesting human involvement were found in Florida last year. Now researchers are examining the remains closely to see if they can find ancient butchering marks which would be definitive evidence that humans lived in the area 12,000 years ago