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In the News: Stone Age Eats More Than Just Meats

In the News

Stone Age Eats More Than Just Meats

Resolving to go on the Paleo diet in 2015? You may want to rethink what the ancients really ate. The trendy diet calls for people to avoid carbohydrates—including beans and grains—in favor of meat, poultry, and fish, but a recent study suggests that this diet is more limiting than ones actually adhered to in the Paleolithic era. Researchers studying hominid diets from that time period have found them to be quite varied and based on whatever food was available, which, in the case of hunter-gatherers near the equator, was plants—not meat. More… Discuss

Stone Age Ax Found with Wooden Handle Intact

Stone Age Ax Found with Wooden Handle Intact

Archeologists on the Danish island of Lolland have uncovered a 5,500-year-old Neolithic axe with an intact wooden handle—an extremely rare discovery. The Stone Age artifact was found during excavations conducted prior to a tunnel project. It was unearthed in what was once seabed, perhaps deposited there as a ritual offering. Experts say the lack of oxygen in the clay where it was found likely helped to preserve the axe. Recent excavations nearby also uncovered 5,000-year-old human footprints. More… Discuss