Archaeologists shed light on life, diet and society before the delicatessen

October 15, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – Contestants on TV shows like Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen know that their meat-cutting skills will be scrutinized by a panel of unforgiving judges. Now, new archaeological evidence is getting the same scrutiny by scientists at Tel Aviv University and the University of Arizona.

Their research is providing new clues about how, where and when our communal habits of butchering meat developed, and they’re changing the way anthropologists, zoologists and archaeologists think about our evolutionary development, economics and social behaviors through the millennia.

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