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Was Eating Insects Key to Human Brain Evolution?

Clip: Season 48 Episode 14 | 3m 32s | Video has closed captioning.

Our ancient ancestor Australopithecus likely foraged for termite larvae using tools made from bone. This source of fat could have helped brain development and growth, anthropologists believe.

Aired: 10/20/21

Rating: NR

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