Skip to comments.Oldest human poop provides dietary insights
Posted on 06/25/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The samples in this study may be the oldest known human faecal matter. The analysis suggests that Neanderthals predominantly consumed meat, as indicated by high proportions of a one faecal biomarker formed by the bacterial reduction of cholesterol in the gut (coprostanol), but the authors also found evidence of significant plant intake, as shown by the presence of a compound often found in plant sources (stigmastanol). In support of the finding, microscopic examination of sediment from the same context yielded the identification of human coprolites. The authors hope that future studies using this biomarker approach may provide further insights into the role of vegetables in the Neanderthal diet.
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If it was found in a hallway it just proves the EPA has existed for far longer than anyone realized.
The scatalogical survey sez BUZZZZ.
You're sure to be a hit posting crap like this!!
Poop has come a long way.
Now the White House dishes it out on a daily basis.
According to psychologists, if they look at Neanderthal feces, they’re crazy.
So cavemen didn’t eat the Caveman Diet?
Somehow, there will be found another ‘proof’ of global warming in this.
The Neanderthals weren’t nearly as smart as contemporary folks in the sciences, though.
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Poop Burger....(Evironmentalists Ultimate recycling process to save Mother Earth?)
Ed McMahon: “How old is it?”
Scatology — somebody has to do it.
One sample of poop showing some evidence of plant food is insignificant compared to hundreds of samples of Neanderthal bones, which show he was the top level hunter of his time. More like an Eskimo diet.
It reads as if they are desperately trying to find a high level of vegetables in the diet...but the data does not support their desire.
Let them find some samples from when the people were deparate and game was scarce, and we will all be told that early man was almost always a vegetarian...
Nah, they went extinct because they ate so much meat. < /crazy vegan>
For some reason into my mind popped an Anasazi find in the Mesa Verde area. A human poop, with the complete skeleton of an unchewed mouse in it.
Must have been hungry to swallow it whole. Wonder if it wiggled on the way down.
. . .must have come from Harry Reid
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