Food helped cavemen decide where to live in Europe

Daily Echo: Uni study reveals how food guided cavemen's living choices Uni study reveals how food guided cavemen's living choices

CAVEMEN’s decisions on where to live in Europe were based around what kind of food could be found nearby, according to research led by the University of Southampton.

The study revealed settlements popular with early human ancestors, were full of foods containing nutrients vital for a healthy balanced diet.

Researchers compiled a database of plants and animals that existed during the time, to find out what nutrients were available in the landscape and predict the cavemen’s most-likely diet.

According to the research they would have sourced protein from raw liver, eggs, fish and plants like watercress, while fats could have come from bone marrow, beaver tails and eels.

The researchers gathered the information by identifying prehistoric sites in southern England, including Dunbridge in Hampshire, and northern France.

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12:36pm Sun 22 Dec 13

For pity sake says...

But which came first - McDonalds or the chavy estates?
There is clearly a correlation...
But which came first - McDonalds or the chavy estates? There is clearly a correlation... For pity sake

12:56pm Sun 22 Dec 13

The Mad Dog says...

They needed 'research' to come to this conclusion?
Obviously prehistoric man had more common sense than this University team. There is no point in living somewhere in prehistoric times if there is no source of food nearby., obvious really.
They needed 'research' to come to this conclusion? Obviously prehistoric man had more common sense than this University team. There is no point in living somewhere in prehistoric times if there is no source of food nearby., obvious really. The Mad Dog

4:00pm Sun 22 Dec 13

georgetheseventh says...

The Mad Dog wrote:
They needed 'research' to come to this conclusion?
Obviously prehistoric man had more common sense than this University team. There is no point in living somewhere in prehistoric times if there is no source of food nearby., obvious really.
And Oxford Uni have 'just discovered' that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away...ZZzzzzzzzz...
..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..
......
No wonder the rest of the world thinks we are THICK.
[quote][p][bold]The Mad Dog[/bold] wrote: They needed 'research' to come to this conclusion? Obviously prehistoric man had more common sense than this University team. There is no point in living somewhere in prehistoric times if there is no source of food nearby., obvious really.[/p][/quote]And Oxford Uni have 'just discovered' that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away...ZZzzzzzzzz... ..Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. ...... No wonder the rest of the world thinks we are THICK. georgetheseventh

11:59pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Bally_Hoo says...

Talk about the bleeding obvious!
Talk about the bleeding obvious! Bally_Hoo

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