Carnivory

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Most humans consume meat; there is a latitudinal range of variation where foragers at higher latitudes eat more meat than those at low latitudes. Animal products (meat and fat) can comprise up to 50% of total calories in regions of high latitudes. Meat-eating, albeit comprising a small proportion of their diet, occurs among baboon and cebus monkeys as well as chimpanzees and bonobos; but not other apes except humans. In contrast, many humans generally consume much greater amounts of meat from a large variety of animals (mammals, fish, mollusks).

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References

  1. Tropical forager gastrophagy and its implications for extinct hominin diets, Buck, L, Berbesque J.C., Wood B, and Stringer C , Journal of Archaeological Sciences: Report, 09/2015, (2015)