Hunter Gatherer Questions
The recent question on the Centurion Method reminded me of the time I was reading the Shahnameh. The Shahnameh is a Persian epic poem and is so long that, no I didn't actually read the whole thing, but only really long excerpts it. Anyway, folks... (more)
I understand that hunter gatherers don't have any modern medical care and probably die from common infections and broken bones, but considering the fact that they live in natural less polluted environments, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of... (more)
My understanding of some neuro-psychological features of humanity, lead me to believe that mankind is currently deprived of activities like touch, including maternal and non sexual touch, orgasm, trust relationships and general affection. Based on... (more)
Are there any records of the weights of healthy hunter gatherers that are left in today's world (or the past 100 years or so) relative to their heights? I suspect maybe the Weston A. Price foundation probably has something along those lines... (more)
I just saw a teaser for and upcoming PBS Nova show about the evolution and role of dogs in society. One snippet said "Without dogs, we would still be hunter gatherers". I'm curious....what are they talking about?
I believe the domestication of dogs is thought to precede organized agriculture as well as sedentarism/settlement in general. The dog, being a daytime, pack hunter was a good fit for daytime, pack hunting humans. I've heard various theories... (more)
I find that a lot people tend to focus on dietary choices over physical ones when it comes to the paleo lifestyle. I've even seen recommendations to cut back or stop exercising all together. The more I read though the more I begin to wonder that... (more)
Since Boyd Eaton et al, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0002934388901131 following by Cordain it is well known that hunter gatherers typically have or had total cholesterol in the range of 120 to 160. Current paleo followers... (more)
A recent post by Primal Parent contained a few statements that piqued my interest. "A carnivorous diet makes me rather Vulcan." And: "Weston Price noted repeatedly that primitive peoples did not ???suffer??? from a whole lot of... (more)
All I know is that when I was vegan/vegetarian I was a cranky, constipated bitch most of the times. Now, i'm happier, healthier, enjoying my fat and meat like a crazy person and wishing all to live long and prosper. 'Nuff said :)
Today I had a big hamburger and a plate of sweet potato fries at a restaurant and felt really drowsy afterwards. I started to chalk it up to food overload and possibly additives in the meal, when it occurred to me that this happens in nature all... (more)
So I am sitting in a cafe eating lunch and there is this baby crying incessantly. The mother puts the baby in his pram and then starts pushing it back and forth rather quickly. Baby stops crying.... What do you think about modern babies "sitting... (more)
In hunter gather, traditional cultures, or even in paleo times it was a hard thing to get daily water. In moder time water usually comes out of the tap, quick and easy. Some people walked and walk long ways to get water. And that filled their... (more)
This one is for all those expert foragers out there. My back yard is now starting to sprout grass after a rainy March, and since we haven't mowed yet I noticed a corner of the yard is dominated by these tufts of longer, heartier looking grass... (more)
Anything we can glean from archaeology and/or modern hunter-gatherers? Do hunter-gatherer kids wear diapers?
Since I am not an anthropologist, and these issues were raised in a previous discussion I need to state the little that I know about it and try to discuss it here. From a material point of view, if compared to any industrial or even most neolithic... (more)
In the last ten years some amazing discoveries have taken place in western Turkey at an archaeological site called Gobekli Tepe: Some twelve thousands years ago tribes of hunter-gatherers created great monuments and villages, and then, over the... (more)
Hi Guys, I am after the anecdote of Australian Aborigines preference for every organ and entrails of an animal over the muscle meat? It may be from Western Price Thank you.
Do contemporary hunter gatherers share similar sleeping patterns? Or can anyone share any specific information of a particular groups sleep schedules? Do they typically go to bed X hours after sunset, and if so when? Do they typically get up X... (more)
I know this (probably) is a hypothetical question, so I expect some hypothetical answers. Which is good, as long as they are sound. Would a real hunter gatherer gain significant weight if there is a long period (let's say 10 years) of real food... (more)
I think there is a difference between the sexes. For women it was normal that they had to be fatter to be fertile and have enough fat to support the pregnancy and breast feeding. And even though breast feeding is said to "suck out" fat from women,... (more)
Has anyone read Caesar's Commentary on the Gallic Wars? His discussions of the (paleo) Germanic tribes is very interesting. Meat? Check. Raw dairy? Check. Cold baths? Check. Plenty of time outdoors? Check. Great physical size, strength, and... (more)
Has anyone done before and after blood work in regards to their testosterone levels and eating Paleo? If you saw a boost what do you think triggered it exactly (no gluten, more fat, vitamin D3 supplement) ? This article I found states that this... (more)
Possible Duplicate: Mummies had heart attacks too? News Article or Outlandish Attack. http://www.theheart.org/article/1515041.do What you say about this, comrades? (more)
From the Third Chimpanzee: ???The mystique of Man the Hunter is now so rooted in us that it is hard to abandon our belief in its long-standing importance. Today, shooting a big animal is regarded as an ultimate expression of macho masculinity.... (more)
Did they just go around and eat weeds until they found species that didn't make them sick?..I mean fruit is obvious food in my eyes...but not most vegetables. In other words, when I see a blackberry or strawberry it screams "food." A spinach or... (more)
I'm wondering in the literature do various pregnant women in hunter gatherer cultures have cravings? And for what? red meat? fish? fruit? coconut? fat? protein? starchy tubers? Are modern pregnant women culturally conditioned to crave junk... (more)
To me this is the true litmus test of Paleo. Some of us are natural born due to genotype Hunters and really would kill an animal for food in order to survive. I must admit, I would only likely kill a rabbit, squirrel, deer etc-- not sure if I... (more)
Eating pudding and heat
why does paleohacks font looks like anthroposophic waldorf school?