Know Thyself 36: Ancient Hominin Predators to Modern Man-Eaters


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The bones of our ancient relatives and prehistoric ancestors bear the puncture wounds, scrapings, and bite marks that tell a horrifying tale of predation.

Who and what we are has been shaped by what we had to duck, run, jump, and hide from.

But if you really want to know what preyed on us in the past, look no further that at what eats us now.

From the Talon Holes in the Taung Child's skull to the bite marks on Peking Man, from the Beast of Gevaudan to the Leopard of Panar, here are a few of the trials of life that we, and our closest relatives, have endured.

Cover Art: Oz by Ian Armstrong

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