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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 Mitchell launched Plant Based News in 2015 whilst studying an MSc in ‘Genetics of Human Disease’ at University College London. 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 various health markers. After founding the company in 2017 after joining forces with Robbie Lockie the year before, PBN now reaches over 70 million impressions each month across multiple platforms. More recently, he helped as script editor on Netflix documentary Seaspiracy and among his day to day management...