The first evidence that ancient humans ate snakes and lizards is unearthed in Israel.

The people who lived 15,000 years ago in what is now Israel celebrated snakes and lizards, archaeologists have discovered.

Previous excavations in Levante, a geographic region that historically included Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, and parts of Syria and Jordan, unearthed thousands of bones belonging to lizards and snakes. Animal bones are usually found where ancient people lived if animals were eaten. But it was not known if lizards and snakes were part of the human diet or if their bones were left behind by other predators.