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by 9647 · about 19 hours ago

Just the question as it stands, really. Is anyone out there familiar enough with this academic community to know if the diet has taken on? And when I say anthropologists I mean the scientific kind (physical anthropology, etc.), not the ones who... (more)

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Patrik 0 · October 09, 2010 at 10:59 PM

This is gonna be a fun one. Gonna approach in a pretty similar manner to Matthew. Full disclosure: I hold a BA in Physical Anthropology from university that houses some of the "rock-stars" of evolutionary psychology (a branch of physical... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Which Anthropologists have endorsed or commented on "paleo" eating as practiced by Robb Wolf et al?

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el__misantropo 0 · November 11, 2013 at 1:26 AM

well i in some sorts consider myself an anthropologist, hehe, as i majored in the subject. ya know, i think following a traditional diet is nothing but a NO BRAINER. I myself got an epiphany while living abroad. Within 3 months of living in a... (more)

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by 78422 · about 19 hours ago

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071026173536.htm http://numerons.in/files/documents/13The-Psychology-of-Prejudice.pdf I'd like to discuss Paleo as a movement, as a culture, not just a diet. Specifically I'd like to address two... (more)

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raney 0 · November 19, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Commonalities, points of connection, are the absolute core of our social matrix [as humans], and when we aren't seeking food - there is a good chance we're seeking connection. In modern society this has its routine incarnations: mutual interests... (more)

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by 4258 · about 20 hours ago

I just came accross the BBC special from the 1990s, called The Human Animal, about the research of Desmond Morris. I'm watching part of it now. He's also the author of The Naked Ape. Granted, I'm interested in evolutionary psychology and... (more)

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SIJ 0 · January 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM

He was a researcher and teacher at Oxford, so he is legit. He didn't cover nutrition very much in his books as far as I remember, but he did write this: http://www.healthspan.co.uk/articles/the-evolution-of-diet/ which is pretty paleo. (more)

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by 1037 · about 20 hours ago

So I was reading an article on WholeHealthSource.com about the importance of fiber in the human diet (which I highly recommend everyone here read: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/12/butyric-acid-ancient-controller-of.html) and one of... (more)

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Chris_Antenucci 0 · November 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM

We should keep in mind that if they did eat grains they probably took steps to make them more digestible by fermenting them. Also, what the researchers call "grains" aren't the grains that the agricultural revolution started mass producing many... (more)

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by 569 · about 20 hours ago

I am looking for Paleo related tv series or movies to watch. So far I have seen: "Fat Head Movie" http://www.fathead-movie.com/ I caveman - discovery channel with Rob Wolf Going Tribal (Tribe) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481448/ A BBC... (more)

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none 0 · November 10, 2011 at 2:34 AM

Truth be told, I fantasize about Robbie Sapolsky (so smart! so funny!). His wonderful books Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers and Monkey Luv are DELIGHTFUL! However, if you are into viewing a nice TV/Movie show, go for Stress, Portrait of a Killer from... (more)

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by 10 · about 20 hours ago

I recently heard from a friend that they had read in an Anthropology magazine, that there is evidence that our ancestors ate sedge grass, and lots of it. What is sedge grass? Does it contain gluten? Should it be considered a grain or vegetable?... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · September 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM

I suspect that this is the story that your friend is referring to that came out in May. No Nuts for 'Nutcracker Man': Early Human Relative Apparently Chewed Grass Instead Study co-author Kevin Uno, a University of Utah Ph.D. student in ... (more)

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by 450 · about 20 hours ago

I am going to school very soon and I am extremely interested in anthropology and different sciences.. what can I do with this kind of degree? Maybe a degree in anthropology and a degree in biomechanical engineering? That would be cool... (more)

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Wozza 0 · June 09, 2011 at 4:52 AM

With a combination of biochemistry and anthropology, you'd be in a unique position to make a valuable contribution to our understanding of human health. See if you can somehow throw in some evolution and/or neurology.

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by 1982 · about 21 hours ago

Quite often in my reading, I come across a thought that goes something like this (I'm paraphrasing): "Though early man had a life-span much shorter than ours, somewhere around 30 years on average, he suffered none of our modern debilitating... (more)

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terrence 0 · February 19, 2011 at 6:09 PM

That 30 year average life span for Paleo men probably includes the number of relatively young men who died in war, or by murder. As many as one in four Paleo men died in war or by murder - often in their late teens or early twenties. The murders... (more)

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by 19479 · October 29, 2014 at 3:24 AM

I got super excited today when I searched Google News today and saw this... "Blame Your Crooked Teeth on Early Farmers" (Wired.com), "For Perfect Teeth, Start Hunting and Gathering" (History.com), and "Wisdom teeth hurt? Blame your ancient... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · November 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I hadn't been to the dentist in over 10 years and while my check-up went pretty well--and subsequent cleaning the following week in which the hygenist stated "you do a pretty good job, you can probably wait another year before your next cleaning"... (more)

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by 56616 · October 29, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Paleohacks is a place to discuss small "hacks" we can apply to our lives to make them better: "A "hack" is a shortcut, rule-of-thumb, or simply a good way to get something done quickly." I don't think anyone would argue that sexual orientation,... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 17, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The list-servs: Evol-psych Anthro-L TAXACOM Paleoanthropology Yahoo group Evolvify relationship forum Evolvify Anthropology, biology, etc. science forum (more)

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by 671 · October 27, 2014 at 3:44 AM

I'm applying for a PhD in Anthropology. My research focus is not so much on the biochemical and nutritional components as in the social components of the Paleo movement: questions from 'Can the world population be healthfully sustained on a paleo... (more)

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Maria_7 0 · September 02, 2012 at 4:09 PM

I think one of the most relevant social questions to the Paleo community (in the US) is, "How do we NOT become another elitist fad for skinny white people wearing goofy shoes?" (brilliant, thought-provoking blog post here. What would 'Paleo' look... (more)

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by 40 · October 27, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I was just wondering...is it right to suppose that eating animal protein at every meal may not technically be "paleo", historically/anthropologically speaking, because animal protein was likely not readily available to our ancestors at every meal?... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 15, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Availability of animal protein in paleo days*: ( * May differ from reality. ) (more)

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by 10294 · October 27, 2014 at 3:21 AM

What would you like to ask a contempory hunter gatherer? Survival International gives you the opportunity to record a video question: "Record a video message for the Aw??" What would you ask? Will you use this possibility? (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · October 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM

What do you eat? How is it prepared? How often? How do you educate your children?

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by 233 · October 23, 2014 at 4:14 AM

For shits n gigs, I'm watching 'How Beer Saved the World' and although filled with shaky claims IMO, I think their theory on the origin of agriculture has some merit. After all, why else go through tons of processing in order to make grains... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · August 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM

It actually has some merit. I think I read that the earliest piece of writing is a recipe for beer from the ancient Sumerians. The Egyptians paid a lot of the pyramid builders in beer as well. For a long time, beer was a source of liquid that... (more)

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by 6082 · October 22, 2014 at 3:06 AM

An interesting comment on the HeartScanBlog got me thinking about Cordain's issues with saturated fat sources from wild... (more)

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Cave_Man_Mind_6 0 · September 22, 2010 at 1:40 AM

In the last few months I have been getting very active in some health forums who are investigating the cutting-edge of what is optimal health, and many members have obviously come across the Paleo diet and it's principles, and are actively... (more)

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by 78422 · October 21, 2014 at 3:16 AM

This article searches exactly on this questions. Probably it has some nice parts. It can give some answers to questions you maybe had for a long time. Have you seen this article before. What do you learn through this... (more)

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