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Dental DNA analysis of a Spanish group of Neanderthals revealed they only ate plants, according to a paper in the prestigious journal Nature.

One of the researchers, Dr Antonio Rosas, said: “We were surprised not to find any remains of meat in the Asturias Neanderthals, given that they were thought to be predominantly meat eaters. 

“However, we have found evidence they enjoyed a varied diet including a wide range of plants.”

Michael Dearborn covers the story above.

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Klaus launched Plant Based News in 2015 whilst studying an MSc in ‘Genetics of Human Disease' at University College London after receiving Medical Research Council funding for ‘academic excellence'. He has had a number of writing roles, including authoring an article published in the journal of Public Health Nutrition, which explored the effect of diet on different health markers. His background as a scientist underpins his data driven approach that has helped make PBN the media and health education platform that it is today. Among his day to day management and financial duties at PBN, his...