Your great great great great great great something or another was eaten alive!
Teeth marks on a 500,000-year-old thigh bone could be evidence of the first human to be eaten alive by animals.
The marks were found by archaeologists from an early human found in a Moroccan cave shows signs it was consumed by large carnivores – most likely hyenas.
Scientists say that, during the Middle Pleistocene period, early humans known as hominins, competed for space and resources with large carnivores.
ut, until now, little evidence for direct interaction between them in this period has been found.
Researchers examined the shaft of a femur from the skeleton of a 500,000-year-old hominin, found in the Moroccan cave Grotte a Hominids, near Casablanca, and found evidence of consumption by large carnivores.
Their examination of the bone fragment, published in the journal PLOS ONE, revealed various fractures and tooth marks indicative of carnivore chewing, including tooth pits as well as other scores and notches.