The use of modern african large felids for modelling early hominin hunting and scavenging behaviors

  • Author: Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo
  • Topic: Human remains
  • Related Congress: 13th Congress, Dakar

Actualistic studies on carcasses of animals predated by chetaahs in Maasai Mara and lions in Maasai Mara and Tarangire National Parks provide the most accurate proxy thus far to understand how felids modify bones and the amount of flesh potentially abandoned for scavenging. The present study offers a preliminary view of the most complete and diverse sample of lionconsumed carcasses processed with stone tools to understand early Pleistocene hominin access to carcass resources. Other experimental studies are critically reviewed under the available information from this sample.

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