Cannibalism is one of our biggest taboos, with good reason. For starters, it's gross, and for other starters, it's a fast track to some gnarly diseases. However, that's not to say early man didn't eat, er, other early men.
Neanderthals may have gone extinct because anatomically modern humans used fire to cook their food, meaning they could get by on fewer resources.
Are you struggling with your holiday shopping list? Imagine what your options may have been more than 50,000 years ago.
Mainstream theory was that Europeans descended from two groups: early farmers who moved into Europe and local hunter-gatherers they interbred with.
Ancient Paleolithic people in Spain ate snails as part of their regular diet, new research suggests.
A look at 50,000-year-old Neanderthal poop in Spain shows these early humans were omnivorous.
A newly discovered fire pit full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires as early as 300,000 years ago — before Homo sapiens arose in Africa.
Ancient hunter-gatherers from the area that is now Morocco had cavities and missing teeth, a new study finds.
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