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By Malcolm Ritter
AP Science Writer 

Stone Age cannibals: Hunting each other not worth the hassle

 


NEW YORK (AP) — You know those snacks that are OK if they're handy, but not worth the bother if you have to go track them down? Our Stone Age forerunners may have felt the same way about eating each other.

Neanderthals and prehistoric members of our own species occasionally practiced cannibalism and explaining that is a scientific challenge. Generally, it has been attributed to factors like starvation, violence between groups or ceremonial practices following a death.

Now a new study suggests they were probably not hunting each other just for food.

That's because "we are not very nutritio...



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