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Archeologists in Spain uncover diet of dogs, cats and badgers

An excavation site at Atapuerca.
An excavation site at Atapuerca. Image by Amador Loureiro / CC BY-SA 2.0

Archaeologists working in a cave at the site of Atapuerca in the city of Burgos, northern Spain, have found evidence to suggest humans had a wild diet some 7200 and 3100 years ago.

Human teeth-marks were found in the remains of domestic dogs, wild cats, foxes and badgers, and is some of Europe’s oldest evidence of such a diet. Read more: ibtimes.co.uk