Re: Early diets

5121 Student 09 (
2 May 1994 16:02:22 -0400

Julia T. Lewandowski <> wrote:
>on tooth size and morphology, it was generally agreed that gracile
>australopithecines (A. afarensis and A. africanus) were more omnivorous
>than their robust counterparts...

Just out of curiosity, do you know if these adaptations would
have occured from eating shellfish, and the types of food found
in a salt-marsh environment?

I'm not trying to start a war or anything. I'm only wondering
if it is possible to distinguish between omnivore, vegitarian, and
fish eater, or would a fish eater develop along the same lines as
an omnivore.

My [flame wary] 2 cents.
David Greene