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Why Did Our Early Ancestors Resort to Cannibalism?

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Published on Apr 20, 2017

Only some of our ancient ancestors were cannibalistic, and a new study sheds light onto why more of them didn't eat other humans.

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Read More:

Cannibalism Was Practiced in Prehistoric Britain: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/...

Assessing the caloric significance of episodes of human cannibalism in the Paleolithic:
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep4...

New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-n...

Ancient Cannibals Didn't Eat Just For The Calories, Study Suggests:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/sc...

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