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Food Timeline missing meats?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 02, 2011 at 4:10 PM

http://www.foodtimeline.org/

According to this list, before agriculture, our only sources of animal protein were eggs, fish and insects. Where the heck are the brains and marrow we were supposedly scavenging that helped us become smarter predators? And why would we domesticate cattle with no previous experience of hunting them?

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on February 02, 2011
at 07:09 PM

Why are you trusting that site? THere are numerous books written on the subject. The Kenneth Kiple one is worth reading, as are the academic books by Peter Ungar.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 02, 2011
at 07:09 PM

That has actually been contradicted by the most recent genetic studies http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/09/090903-europe-first-farmers.html That's why I through away physical anth books after I've taken a class. The field is in such flux that books are wrong almost as soon as they are written.

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:33 PM

According to this narrative, from the same site, there is a reference to pork, venison, mammoth...

http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq3.html#firstcooks

Seems the top of the timeline has a lot less detail...

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:35 PM

According to Spencer Wells in his book Deep Ancestry, over 80% of the male gene pool in Europe comes, not from the farmers and agriculturalists whose descendants have lived there for the last 10,000 years, but from the Paleolithic hunter-gatherers who survived the last Ice Age. Despite the successes of farming, a minority of today’s Europeans are descended from early Middle Eastern agriculturalists.

In his discussion of the frequency distribution of European Y chromosome haplogroups he also notes that seven clans each originating with a single male account for 95% of the haplogroups found there. (A haplogroup is a group of markers on the Y chromosome that are descended from one man. Thus, a haplogroup is a clan.)

Other analyses indicate that we are descended from a single male living about 70,000 years ago (close to the Pinaturba volcanic eruption that created a population bottleneck leaving only about 8,000 humans alive according to estimates) and a single female living about 170,000 years ago.

Eve, Mitochondrial Eve, and Adam, Y Chromosomal Adam, may have been mother and father to all of us, but they lived 100,000 years apart from one another.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on February 02, 2011
at 07:09 PM

That has actually been contradicted by the most recent genetic studies http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/09/090903-europe-first-farmers.html That's why I through away physical anth books after I've taken a class. The field is in such flux that books are wrong almost as soon as they are written.

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