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What did Paleo meals look like?

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Created November 14, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Did Paleo people eat meals at defined times or did they snack throughout the day? If so, then how many meals did they have and what did they look like? Even today different cultures have different habits. Americans eat a light lunch and a heavy dinner while Latin Americans eat a heavy lunch and a light dinner. What do other primates do? The Paleo books that I've read so far don't seem to touch on it but it seems like from nature shows that at least Monkeys just snack all day.

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on November 15, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I like to watch sports while I eat, but I like sitting around a large table (fire) with friends even better.

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on November 15, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Call me neolithic, but I kind of prefer vegging out in front of the TV/computer and eating vs digging/hunting all day. :)

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on November 14, 2011
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The Hadza women usually dig them for a few hours and then build a big fire and roast them. When they eat their fill, they take the remainder back to camp.

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do they eat the tubers from the ground or do they collect them and then have a big feast later?

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on November 14, 2011
at 09:38 PM

A bit like this:

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Depends on the latitude, but my understanding of tropical HGs is that they eat their fallback foods like tubers, fruit etc. until they get meat and then they eat as much as they can until it's gone. Digging tubers out of the ground takes a whole helluva lot of effort and hunting requires great skill and cunning, even for a Hadza with poison arrows. As such, meals don't arrive at a particular time, they arrive when you make them happen.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on November 14, 2011
at 10:57 PM

do they eat the tubers from the ground or do they collect them and then have a big feast later?

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on November 14, 2011
at 11:02 PM

The Hadza women usually dig them for a few hours and then build a big fire and roast them. When they eat their fill, they take the remainder back to camp.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 15, 2011
at 12:39 AM

I'm sure of one major difference from today--communal meals with clans gathered together vs. individuals eating alone or in pairs in front of TVs and PCs.

I'm sure they shared what they all had dug/picked/caught/stored and they sat around afterward socializing, either all together or by gender.

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

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on November 15, 2011
at 04:04 PM

Call me neolithic, but I kind of prefer vegging out in front of the TV/computer and eating vs digging/hunting all day. :)

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on November 15, 2011
at 07:50 PM

I like to watch sports while I eat, but I like sitting around a large table (fire) with friends even better.

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on November 14, 2011
at 10:46 PM

I'm also thinking a lot of fermented foods that have perhaps been sealed in animal skin and buried to have foods available throughout the year and in times of short supply.

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