Cave men had their smarts to store and preserve food
Guess what… Even prehistoric humans stored food - short science news and articles

While they didn’t have refrigerators, prehistoric humans also went through the pains of storing food for later consumption. This can be understood from the evidence of storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at the Qesem caves near Tel Aviv.

Researchers found deer metapodials in caves covered in skin for better marrow preservation. This process apparently facilitates low rate of marrow fat degradation.

This major discovery dating back to about 400,000 years ago offers insight in the socioeconomic dynamics of humans around that time which could provide new modes of adaptations during the Paleolithic age.

Read the full story: American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Scientific publication: Science Advances


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