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Were Hominins Eating Grains 3 Million Years Ago?

A guest blogger at Discover magazine tackles some recent evidence that our hominin ancestors ate more grain than we might think. Her conclusion:

So while there remains little doubt that many modern humans eat too much sugar and processed foods, these studies show that identifying a particular “paleo” diet is impossible. Researchers are just beginning to understand what ancient humans ate, and these recent studies show that grasses and grains have been part of the human diet for millions of years.

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