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Human ancestor `Nutcracker Man` lived on tiger nuts 2 mln yrs ago

An Oxford University study has found that our ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts, which are edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today.

Jan 09, 2014, 18:42 PM IST

Skeleton discovery suggests human ancestor had gorilla-like upper body

A new research into the discovery of partial skeleton, suggests that the human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body, and more adaptive to its environment than previously believed.

Dec 06, 2013, 12:58 PM IST