Iam Joy Posted September 4, 2012 Report Share Posted September 4, 2012 (edited) Hello. Please could you tell me how hominids managed to eat meat prior to the use of hunting weapons? I have read that meat was a significant part of our ancestors' diet and this may have been a big factor in our brain size increasing. However, although we have found evidence of stone tool cut marks on bones indicating hominids were eating meat long before modern humans, there is no evidence from archeology or primitive art to show that hunting weapons were used prior to around 40,000 years ago. So how did early humans/hominids obtain their meat if there is no evidence of them hunting? Were they scavengers? I believe they must have been, but as yet can find nothing to back this up. So I'd be extremely grateful if anyone could supply me with further information and ideally a link to authoritative evidence that I could read. It's very important that I find this out and it's not just an idle query, so I hope someone can help. Thank you very much. EDIT: I APOLOGISE ABOUT MY DATE ERROR ABOVE - A slip of the fingers, or something, yes the correct date for wooden spears is 400,000 years ago and not 40,000 years ago (oops) yes, those found in Germany. Edited September 22, 2012 by IamJoy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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