Please note: This is a discussion about how ancient humans hunted and killed animals. If you find these ideas disturbing, it is probably a good idea to skip this post.
Last week I exchanged several comments with my friend Sean at Prague Stepchild about his post The Myth of Persistence Hunting. Persistence hunting is a strategy where an animal is chased (hunted) until it collapses from heat exhaustion. Let’s just say that there is a good bit of debate about the relative importance of persistence hunting as a survival strategy for our earliest human ancestors (2.5 million years ago until the invention of stone weapons). Continue reading