Early humans may have been food for carnivores 500,000 years ago
Tooth-marks on a 500,000-year-old hominin femur bone found in a Moroccan cave indicate that it was consumed by large carnivores, likely hyenas, according to a study published April 27, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Camille Daujeard from the Muséum National D’Histoire Naturelle, France, and colleagues.
While the appearance of the marks indicated that they were most likely made by hyenas shortly after death, it was not possible to conclude whether the bone had been eaten as a result of predation on the hominin or had been scavenged soon after death. Nonetheless, this is the first evidence that humans were a resource for carnivores during the Middle Pleistocene in this part of Morocco, and contrasts with evidence from nearby sites that humans themselves hunted and ate carnivores. The authors suggest that depending on circumstances, hominins at this time could have both acted as hunter or scavenger, and been targeted as carrion or prey. More.
No surprise whichever: The Law of the Wild is “eat or be eaten.” Where Darwinism led the descent off the rails was in assuming that that fact alone is capable of creating much that is new.
Flash!: Human beings are food for carnivores today. We somehow evolved the trait of only tolerating the little ones in our vicinity. Can’t think why. Someone needs to write an essay on how Darwinspeak bypasses the judgement centres of the brain.
See also: Why human evolution happened only once: the question no one has to answer
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