Quote Originally Posted by Catterick View Post
Could anyone tell the cave bears were more herbivorous than brown bears by looking at their remains? With giant pandas you can.

The long coexistence of UP Homo sapiens with the other megafauna in Europe refutes the idea White ancestors caused their extinctions, of course. Were cave bears were hit bad by early UP people or something? Dietary competition with modern humans greater than with neanderthals?
They did the nitrogen sampling of the bones to determine protein sources and they confirmed it was largely, very largely, a plant eater.

People eat bears. Usually, people do not eat carnivores. It may be Neanderthals and early UP people ate these bears, finding them in hibernation and that they were quite tasty because they were herbivores.