However, sometimes in the stomach of the Neanderthals fall, and plant food. The study presented in the journal Quaternary International.

Professor hervé Bohren and his colleagues worked with the finds from the cave Goya. There were found many bones of mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, wild horses, bison, cave bears, lions and hyenas, and deer. Nearby anthropologists have unearthed the remains of several Neanderthals.

It turned out that the diet of the ancient relatives of man was radically different from the diet of other predators of the Pleistocene. Last prefer relatively small prey, such as deer, horses, steppe bison. Neanderthals also ate large herbivores: mammoths and rhinos.

In this case they ate not only meat. The isotope ratio of individual amino acids in collagen indicated that plant foods accounted for about 20 percent of the total diet hominin. "The first time we were able to accurately determine the proportion of plant foods in the diet of the late Neanderthals," emphasizes Bohren.

In 2014, the same team of researchers found that primitive hunters often ate the CRO-magnon mammoth meat, but did not share them with their dogs. Then Bohren and his colleagues worked with the bones found in the Parking lot of Predmosti (in the vicinity of Brno, Czech Republic).