Ancient Humans Gathered Snails To Eat around 30,000 Years Ago

August 21, 2014 1:05 PM

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Ancient Humans Gathered Snails To Eat around 30,000 Years Ago

Humans in ancient times enjoyed escargots long before the dish became a European delicacy, researchers said in a new study published Wednesday.

As much as 30,000 years ago, Homo sapiens inhabiting the area of Benidorm, Spain, were eating snails, making them the first known people group to include snails in their diet, BBC News reported.

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