Review of Meat-Eating and Human Evolution, ed. by Craig Stanford and Henry Bunn. “Meat-eating maketh man? Of all our relatives among the monkeys and apes, we humans eat the most meat. It forms between 20 and 50 per cent of our diet, while our cousins are predominantly veggies. Common chimps are one of the few relatives who also like the odd steak tartare, but it’s only a tiny part of their diet–about 5 per cent. Because we share a common ancestor with them, it is likely that an ancient relative, living around 6 million years ago, also had a taste for raw flesh.

Meat-Eating and Human Evolution
asks when our ancestors became serious meat-eaters and what impact the carnivorous habit had on our evolution.” New Scientist