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Research Article

Man the Fat Hunter: The Demise of Homo erectus and the Emergence of a New Hominin Lineage in the Middle Pleistocene (ca. 400 kyr) Levant

  • Miki Ben-Dor,

    Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Avi Gopher,

    Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Israel Hershkovitz,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dan David Laboratory for the Search and Study of Modern Humans, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Ran Barkai mail

    barkaran@post.tau.ac.il

    Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

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  • Published: December 09, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028689

About the Authors

Miki Ben-Dor, Avi Gopher, Ran Barkai
Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Israel Hershkovitz
Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dan David Laboratory for the Search and Study of Modern Humans, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Corresponding Author

Email: barkaran@post.tau.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MB-D AG IH RB. Performed the experiments: MB-D AG IH RB. Analyzed the data: MB-D AG IH RB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MB-D AG IH RB. Wrote the paper: MB-D AG IH RB.