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Posted at Jan 14, 2014 by MG

Nutcracker Man: Two Million Years Ago He May Have Lived On Grass Bulbs » science20.com

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Paranthropus boisei, nicknamed “Nutcracker Man" because of his big flat molar teeth and powerful jaws,lived in East Africa between 2.4 million-1.4 million years ago.

A new paper postulates that he survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts – edible grass bulbs still eaten in parts of the world today- along with fruits and invertebrates, like worms and grasshoppers.

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http://www.science20.com/ne..._have_lived_grass_bulbs-127424

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