Neanderthals Weren't Just Bloody-jawed Carnivores, Oldest Fossil Feces Shows

Until the 50,000-year droppings were found, knowledge of their diet had come from analyzing stomach contents and the fossil crud between Neanderthal skulls' teeth.

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The world of scientists studying the mysteries of human evolution is a strange one. You might be grossed out by the finding of say a prehistoric toe bone in the garden, let alone a jaw fragment, but that's the...