With support from the University of Richmond

History News Network

History News Network puts current events into historical perspective. Subscribe to our newsletter for new perspectives on the ways history continues to resonate in the present. Explore our archive of thousands of original op-eds and curated stories from around the web. Join us to learn more about the past, now.

Ancient Poop Suggests Neanderthals Ate Way More Veggies Than We Thought

Meat-heavy "paleo diets" have been all the rage in recent years. But if you really want to eat like a caveman, you may have to eat more veggies than you might have expected.

A new study suggests that Neanderthals consumed way more vegetables than scientists once thought -- and the evidence for that finding came from a pretty unexpected place: ancient poop.

Or, more specifically, traces of Neanderthal feces taken from a Spanish cave.

Read entire article at Huffington Post