Millions of years in the making
Butchery is an ancient art that has been practised longer than you might imagine. The earliest evidence of butchery as we understand it comes from the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of animals that were butchered by our ancestors as long as 2.9 million years ago. These early butchers used sharpened stones to break bones and chop meat and even used the bones themselves as other tools.
With no supermarkets or online Butchers, our ancient ancestors had to rely on their hunting and butchering skills. They would have required more skill, precision, and knowledge than we often give credit for.