Did early humans kill small dinosaurs for food?Farere66 - 8 Answers
I have looked at Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the new 2014 series presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and in one episode he talked about the extinction of dinosaurs. He was saying that their death allowed smaller beings to develop and how they were now able to walk around without the fear of being attacked by a dinosaur.
He also said that humans didn't exist in the same time as the dinosaurs did, and that the human race appeared far later in time. This was actually good because there were fade chances for us to survive if we would have lived in the same time period with dinosaurs.
Even if we would have existed at the same time with dinosaurs, no human being would have been able to hunt small dinosaurs to eat them, that is due to the fact that dinosaurs were really really big and their babies would have been way bigger than people even when they would have been 1 day old. So the thought that a human could hunt even a baby dinosaur is actually more Science Fiction rather than reality.
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Dinosaurs died out 65.5 million years ago, long before human beings even existed.
In the grand scheme of things humans have only been around a very short time, and we certainly did not overlap with the time of the dinosaurs.
It is thought that some dinosaurs, the therapods, evolved into birds but even then humans were not around to kill them in the evolutionary stages and humans were still evolving too.
The early humans are what we now call paleolithic man, and they actually did not eat meat much. They would have eaten insects a lot, but probably had a fairly hard time catching game and as such probably only ate "meat" a few times in a month, other than small bites from lizards and such.
It depends upon what you consider a "dinosaur." If you're thinking of Triceratops or Velociprators, the available evidence strongly suggests that they and their kind were long gone by the time modern humans arrived on the scene.
However, if you're speaking of the dinosaurs' only remaining descendents -- birds -- then it's entirely possible. After all, I love me some fried chicken, and it's quite possible my very distant ancestors did, too!
I'm not convinced that the person who asked this question wasn't joking, but in case they weren't; what we think of as dinosaurs had indeed long gone.
What's really, really cool, however, is birds today are an incredibly direct link, evolution-wise, to dinosaurs. Ignoring size, a T-ref is much more similar to sparrow than a triceratops.
Dinosaurs existed and disappeared long before humans entered the scene. Some of the smaller dinos may have evolved into creatures that humans would occasionally have eaten, we're still not entirely clear on the evolutionary chain of events....
Yes they did! They even used to have fine restaurants where they served small dinosaurs. It was legal to hunt small dinosaurs but they were kind of expensive and a symbol of luxury. Only the rich could afford and it was like todays caviar....
No, early humans did not kill small dinosaurs for food. The dinosaurs were extinct long before any species that we could relate to as humans was around. Early humans probably killed other creatures for food, but not dinosaurs....
No because dinosaurs were extinct before the first man ever existed...