Anthropologists: Ancient man was an opportunist, not a paleo dieter

December 18, 2014 11:38 PM

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Anthropologists: Ancient man was an opportunist, not a paleo dieter

"Based on evidence that’s been gathered over many decades, there’s very little evidence that any early hominids had very specialized diets," said Ken Sayers.

By now, most people have heard of the paleo diet. The popular diet is named for the Paleolithic Age, the expansive period of prehistory characterized by so-called cavemen and primitive stone tools. Its followers forgo grains and processed foods in favor of meat, fish and vegetables.

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