Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins
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Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Image copyright Joao Zilhão Image caption There is evidence of the intensive and long-term exploitation of marine food resources at Figueira Brava Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.The research adds to mounting evidence that our evolutionary relatives may have relied on the sea…

Neanderthals Feasted on Seafood, Seabirds, Perhaps Even Dolphins
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Neanderthals Feasted on Seafood, Seabirds, Perhaps Even Dolphins

trilobitesScientists say that a discovery in a seaside Portuguese cave further challenges popular images of Neanderthals as meat-eating brutes.Shells of Patella vulgata, or common limpet, a type of edible sea snail, recovered from a seaside cave in Portugal that was once inhabited by Neanderthals.Credit…Zilhao et al. Science, 2020March 26, 2020Neanderthals are often portrayed chowing down…