Anatomy’s Scott Simpson discusses effects of persistence hunting technique

Long-distance running may have evolved to help humans chase prey to exhaustion

Smithsonian MagazineScott Simpson, anatomy professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the myriad examples from around the globe of hunters using “endurance pursuits” to tire out their prey, furthering the debate over the hunting technique. “Maybe persistence hunting was part of the mix, but I doubt it was a big part,” he said.