News FocusAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS MEETING

Australopithecus Not Much of a Nutcracker

Science  02 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5876, pp. 608-609
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5876.608b

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Summary

Several researchers reported at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists meeting that different analytical methods suggest that robust australopithecines didn't eat hard nuts and seeds routinely as had been thought, and that robust and gracile hominids actually ate similar fare.