Discarded ostrich shells provide schedule for our early African ancestors

Discarded ostrich shells provide schedule for our early African ancestors

120 thousand years back. Credit E. Niespolo.

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Archeologists have discovered a lot about our ancestors by rummaging through their trash heaps, that have evidence of their diet and population levels as the neighborh d flora and fauna changed over time.

One common home scrap in Africa—shells of ostrich eggs—is now helping unscramble the secret of whenever these changes happened, supplying a timeline for some of the earliest Homo sapiens who settled down to utilize marine meals resources along the South African coastline a lot more than 100,000 years ago.