What did we eat before we learned to use tools?
Opposable thumbs help you pick up things like fruit, nuts, grubs and insects, they do not aid in bringing down prey.
Some have said man used to wear his prey out with long chases across the grasslands, but the energy reward would not then justify the expenditure.
Nor did we eat carrion.
Just compare our teeth to other carnivores and herbivores and you will easily be able to see what evolutionary pressures would have been working on early man.
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