Top-Predator

The hunters and the hunted

Humans and carnivores effected each other in their Evolution.

Humans as hunters

Competition for prey must have occurred.

Humans as the hunted

We had to protect ourselves and developed healthy social structures to survive.

Competition

Prey was scarce, and hominins had to compete with other predators. 

Hominins
Hunters

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Wild Cats

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The Past
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 The Past
Fossil Cats

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What makes us human?

Cave lions, sabertoothed cats and giant hyenas made us human? This question can be approached from different angles, and this is about how the relation between large predators and humans have shaped us as humans.

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Why Java-tigers once were giants…

Why Java-tigers once were giants…

Large monsters from mainland     Tigers once were giants in Java. Their body masses reached up to 300 kg (Volmer et al., 2016), a size recorded only for Siberian tigers today. In contrast, prehistoric tigers in Java, were only up to sizes of 75 – 141 kg...

Was Homo erectus already the top-predator?

Was Homo erectus already the top-predator?

The Lion share of the prey Modern humans reserved the lion-share of today’s prey animal simply by domestication and agriculture1. But what kind of role did Homo erectus played in the predator guild of Java during the ice age – the hunter or the hunted? During the ice...

Why Java-tigers once were giants…

Why Java-tigers once were giants…

Large monsters from mainland     Tigers once were giants in Java. Their body masses reached up to 300 kg (Volmer et al., 2016), a size recorded only for Siberian tigers today. In contrast, prehistoric tigers in Java, were only up to sizes of 75 – 141 kg...

Was Homo erectus already the top-predator?

Was Homo erectus already the top-predator?

The Lion share of the prey Modern humans reserved the lion-share of today’s prey animal simply by domestication and agriculture1. But what kind of role did Homo erectus played in the predator guild of Java during the ice age – the hunter or the hunted? During the ice...