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Oldest human poop provides dietary insights
EurekAlert ^ | 6-25-2014 | Kayla Graham

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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And it caused global warming too.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 2:55:23 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

HumanOID.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 2:58:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Citizen Zed

If it was found in a hallway it just proves the EPA has existed for far longer than anyone realized.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 2:59:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

The scatalogical survey sez BUZZZZ.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 3:03:31 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Welcome Noob!!

You're sure to be a hit posting crap like this!!

5 posted on 06/25/2014 3:03:31 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Citizen Zed

Poop has come a long way.

Now the White House dishes it out on a daily basis.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 3:05:05 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Citizen Zed

According to psychologists, if they look at Neanderthal feces, they’re crazy.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 3:07:12 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Citizen Zed

So cavemen didn’t eat the Caveman Diet?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 3:07:51 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Citizen Zed

Somehow, there will be found another ‘proof’ of global warming in this.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Citizen Zed

The Neanderthals weren’t nearly as smart as contemporary folks in the sciences, though.

POOP BURGER: Japanese Researchers Create Artificial Meat From Human Feces
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2735291/posts

Poop Burger....(Evironmentalists Ultimate recycling process to save Mother Earth?)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2736094/posts


10 posted on 06/25/2014 3:11:06 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Ed McMahon: “How old is it?”


11 posted on 06/25/2014 3:11:14 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Scatology — somebody has to do it.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 3:13:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Citizen Zed

13 posted on 06/25/2014 3:13:31 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: TexasCajun

No sh!t!


14 posted on 06/25/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 3:23:27 PM PDT by captain_dave
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To: captain_dave

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...


16 posted on 06/25/2014 3:29:27 PM PDT by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

Nah, they went extinct because they ate so much meat. < /crazy vegan>


17 posted on 06/25/2014 3:48:13 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Citizen Zed

18 posted on 06/25/2014 3:54:54 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Citizen Zed

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.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 4:21:58 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Citizen Zed

. . .must have come from Harry Reid


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:03:25 PM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Citizen Zed
Wait a minute...no one posted a pic of the Flintstones car tipping over when the car hop put a dinosaur rib on it??

I'm disappointed.

21 posted on 06/25/2014 7:50:27 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm EqqxCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That s*** never goes away...


22 posted on 06/25/2014 8:18:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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