Carnivores Behold: Meat Week!

Via the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, it’s International Meat Week!

Stone core and flake from Lokalalei, Kenya, about 2.3 million years old. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

Stone core and flake from Lokalalei, Kenya, about 2.3 million years old. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution

“About 2.6 million years ago, early humans began using stone tools to cut, pound, crush, and access new foods—including meat from large animals. Around 790,000 years ago, we learned how to use fire to cook that meat.

Discover other important milestones in human development, as well as the costs and benefits for these early humans of eating meat.”

Check it out: Zebra, it’s what’s for dinner!

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