Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

Did plant eaters survive the Ice Age?

I'm writing a report and one point is that humans hunted to survive by eating the meat, using the bones for tools and the skin for clothing and shelter. Without hunting and meat eating could humans have survived the Ice Age? Please give sources with credibility.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Good question. During the ice age, some areas are way too cold for plants to survive. However, there are other areas (the Middle East, Africa, India and Australia for example) in which the climate is not so extremely cold and the land is not covered by ice. Plants can grow in such areas, and presumably these plants can be eaten by herbivores. The Neanderthals of Europe apparently hunted large game animals almost exclusively for their food, but elsewhere around the world humans were able to eat a more varied diet, which included plants, shellfish, and game animals.

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