Fish in the Diets of Early Modern Humans in China 40,000 Years Ago — Direct Evidence

Photo Credit: Hong Shang / Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
Photo Credit: Hong Shang / Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

According to Science Daily,

Freshwater fish are an important part of the diet of many peoples around the world, but it has been unclear when fish became an important part of the year-round diet for early humans.

A new study by an international team of researchers, including Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, shows it may have happened in China as far back as 40,000 years ago.