New approach measures early human butchering practices

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12/15/2017 08:08 AM EST

Erik Otárola-Castillo

Researchers, led by a Purdue University anthropology professor, have found that statistical methods and 3-D imaging can be used to accurately measure animal bone cut marks made by prehistoric human butchery, and to help answer pressing questions about human evolution.

Full story at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q4/new-approach-measuring-early-human-butchering-practices-can-help-answer-questions-about-evolution.html

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Purdue University

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