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Human ancestors ate other humans because they were easier to catch

Cannibal human ancestors would kill and eat each other because it was “more cost-effective” than catching animals, a new study claims. Researchers found archaeological evidence in Spain that was said to show “unquestionable signs of cannibalism” in an ancient human species called Homo antecessor and Neanderthals. The analysis revealed that cannibalism was a good survival technique for the predecessors of Homo sapiens because they would have had to spend much less time and energy catching other humans than faster animals, despite animal flesh being more calorific. The study, published in the Journal of Human Evolution, claims that human flesh would have been just as nutritious for the primitive people. The bones of seven indiv ...