Re: Speciation - how do you know?

Phillip Bigelow (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 17:32:36 +0800

Paul Crowley wrote:

> Within my framework it is only H.erectus that needs further
> explanation. It must have found some method of preparation
> which made the diet less rough; <snip>

Yes. A partial meat diet has been hypothesized by many
paleoanthros for H. erectus. For a thorough going-over
of the evidence for this, see the works of a good yank by
the name of Pat Shipman.