• seafood = brainfood

    From littoral.homo@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Fri May 1 13:24:33 2020
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    Early-Pleistocene shellfish collection (rich in DHA etc.) best explains Pleistocene Homo's brain expansion, as well as their intercontinental diaspora, as far as SE.Asia, including a lot of islands.

    Archaic Homo, who had learnt to use stone tools for removing & opening shellfish, also used these tools for trying to get some bone marrow from waterside carcasses from what was left over by crocodiles, hyena, rodents & vultures. These stones & bones
    leave a lot of archeological traces, whereas fish, shellfish eaten in situ & plant foods don't.

    If Pleistocene Homo had been hunters, as sometimes still assumed, we had had a keen olfaction.
    Our poor sense of smell shows that our Pleistocene ancestors got most of their foods from the water.

    "coastal dispersal Pleistocene Homo 208 biology vs anthropocentrism"

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