Nitty-gritty of Homo naledi’s diet revealed in its teeth

Lots of chipped enamel suggests the food of the ancient humanlike species came à la dirt

CHIPPED OFF  Tooth damage sustained by Homo naledi, an ancient South African humanlike species, resulted from a diet heavy on hard or gritty objects, researchers say. One likely chip culprit: dirt-covered, nutritious underground plants such as tubers.

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