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(Nerdist)   Study finds that neanderthals loved easily consumed dense sources of calories   (nerdist.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Human, molecular archaeologist Christina Warinner, journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Pleistocene, Nutrition, evidence Neanderthals, evolution of the human oral microbiome, Primate  
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2021-05-13 11:00:09 PM  
McDonald's - so tasty a cave man would eat it!
 
2021-05-13 11:36:36 PM  
What does that translate to in their available foods?
 
2021-05-13 11:37:45 PM  
"Sub-species of human"?! Uh, from what I've read, they are as much a sub-species as Homo sapiens sapiens (ourselves). If we don't call ourselves a sub-species then we shouldn't call Neanderthals what amounts to sub-human. Nobody would talk to a Neanderthal and think they are somehow less sapient. They aren't some janky Homo habilis scrub.
 
2021-05-13 11:53:33 PM  
Yeah, like what kind of carby food are we talking about? No Oreos laying around back then.
 
2021-05-14 12:04:25 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Yeah, like what kind of carby food are we talking about? No Oreos laying around back then.


They probably dug up tubers and bulbs and such.
 
2021-05-14 12:25:06 AM  

revrendjim: KarmicDisaster: Yeah, like what kind of carby food are we talking about? No Oreos laying around back then.

They probably dug up tubers and bulbs and such.


Honey, grapes, berries
 
2021-05-14 12:26:19 AM  
Some things are back in style

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2021-05-14 12:34:58 AM  
chips and ice cream?
 
2021-05-14 2:05:07 AM  
Cinnamon Bears and Gummy Worms?
 
2021-05-14 2:41:48 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Yeah, like what kind of carby food are we talking about? No Oreos laying around back then.


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2021-05-14 5:01:16 AM  
Well duh.

I'd go so far as to say every animal on this planet loves easily consumed dense sources of calories. Even if they might be restricted to only choosing from different types of plants if they are vegetarian, they'll choose the plant with high calories over the one that only has very few.
 
2021-05-14 7:44:08 AM  

morg: What does that translate to in their available foods?


fat, stupid people
 
2021-05-14 8:00:23 AM  
I think that TFA might be trying to hint that maybe they were cooking stuff, grains or roots earlier than we thought, but I dunno.
 
2021-05-14 10:15:36 AM  

Nidiot: Well duh.

I'd go so far as to say every animal on this planet loves easily consumed dense sources of calories. Even if they might be restricted to only choosing from different types of plants if they are vegetarian, they'll choose the plant with high calories over the one that only has very few.


and then there are pandas
 
2021-05-14 3:05:38 PM  
Yes, but is the pope Catholic?!?!
 
2021-05-14 7:52:46 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Nidiot: Well duh.

I'd go so far as to say every animal on this planet loves easily consumed dense sources of calories. Even if they might be restricted to only choosing from different types of plants if they are vegetarian, they'll choose the plant with high calories over the one that only has very few.

and then there are pandas


Even pandas.

Pandas "usually choose the starchiest part of bamboo trees for consumption, according to a recent survey conducted by Zhang Wenping, a researcher at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding."

"The reason that giant pandas choose bamboos as their staple food is that bamboos, widely distributed in the wild, are easy for them to obtain, and they contain more starch than other woody plants."
 
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