Sunday, August 15, 2010

Evidence shows that ancient ancestor cut meat

"It's never been shown before that Lucy used stone tools, and it's never been shown before that Lucy ate meat," said Shannon McPherron, an archaeologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, who discovered the new fossils. "We've moved back these critical behaviors.

McPherron discovered a petrified Salisbury steak in the parking lot of Desilu Studios. The marks on it appear to be made by a primitive stone tool. Some scientists dispute this, saying they are grill, not tool marks. Shannon stands by the discovery. The steak will be submitted to carbon dating to determine which season the steak is from.

One of the earliest milestones in archeology was the discovery of Lucy's teeth.

"They are all intact, " McPherron said, "most early ancestors lose a few in fights with saber toothed tigers. Her's are all there and 100% porcelain - made of clay. Apparently through millions of years of evolution after Lucy, the composition of homo sapiens sapiens teeth gradually changed from porcelain to calcium, phosphorus, and other mineral salts."