Myth busted: our ancestors ate carbs and veg, not just meat

21 January 2020 - 07:00 By Tanya Farber
Border Cave between KZN and eSwatini offers up more clues on modern culture.
Border Cave between KZN and eSwatini offers up more clues on modern culture.
Image: Ashley Kruger, Wits University

A recent groundbreaking discovery in the Lebombo Mountains has thrown up another SA archaeological jewel.

This time we are challenged to rethink the idea of a meat-only paleo diet – turns out we’ve been eating roasted veggies for 170,000 years.

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