This article was originally published in our February/March 2019 issue.

Meat and Humans: A History

Last November, researchers carbon-dated the Earth’s oldest known figurative drawing, a 40,000-year-old cave painting in Indonesian Borneo. Depicting a large, cattle-like animal, the drawing has one notable feature: a spear sticking out of the animal’s side.

Humans have always been meat eaters, but it’s likely only because our pre-human ancestors started eating meat that the human species

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