Default 150

Hunter Gatherer Questions

Hunter Gatherer

Paleo Questions

0a2e886470c9cfd49f62405b81c23c99
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1.2K
by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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)

800e726cb5dff569fd8edf604c3e2793
Lumifer_1 0 · March 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

There's data on 5 (five) mummified corpses of ancient hunter-gatherers. How wide-reaching conclusions do you want to draw from five data points?

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
831
by 11254 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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)

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e
Justin_12 0 · January 17, 2013 at 11:47 PM

There is a guy over Mark's Daily Apple Forums who is really into hammer training. That thread is here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread7086.html He calls Shovelglove: http://www.urbanprimalist.com/id3.html (more)

Medium avatar
3
Votes
3
Answers
5
Views
578
by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I am student of the paleo science and lifestyle and read pretty much everything I come across. When people begun to harvest they become shorter, died sooner and so on. True! But once again, cause and correlation... Could it be that people become... (more)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
CD 0 · December 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Obviously there a dozens of theories and there is no possible way to truly get to causal relationships. Do I think that farmers who ate corn and started to harvest wheat suddenly got fat and died from an unhealthy diet? No. Do I think that the... (more)

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d
3
Votes
3
Answers
4
Views
468
by 5828 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I found this New York Times article to be interesting. The article, Debunking the Hunter-Gatherer Workout, has this to say about the "Hadza people of Tanzania, one of the few remaining populations of traditional hunter-gatherers": The Hadza live... (more)

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73
miked_2 0 · September 04, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I've been saying this for years! Go look at my past answers for examples. Exercise and activity in general does not burn much extra energy. AND as you exercise more and get better at it, your body becomes more efficient and burns even LESS for... (more)

88721bda318289a6e6efb215cd6ba2cd
4
Votes
4
Answers
4
Views
777
by 78 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I found this awesome article and had to share it, what do you think? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200808/children-educate-themselves-iii-the-wisdom-hunter-gatherers For hundreds of thousands of years, up until the time when... (more)

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c
Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · August 24, 2012 at 10:36 PM

I'm a theatre teaching artist, so I find that while I am into education, I have a lot of concerns about school systems (and if I ever have a classroom teaching post, will still carry those concerns). One book I really enjoy is called Unschooling... (more)

3d0dec8beee190c1865fc11677f3d8d8
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
756
by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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)

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4
Dave_S_ 0 · August 21, 2012 at 7:29 PM

How does he reconcile that view with the idea idea that many megafauna went extinct due to human over hunting? What's the point (pardon the pun) of inventing stone tools for butchering and killing, if you are not going to use them? What about all... (more)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790
2
Votes
2
Answers
16
Views
3.4K
by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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)

best answer

Dd74e6399ae697d8603dc9aa74fbafae
TnQ 0 · August 07, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Take a look at this site: http://flare8.net/health/doku.php/healthy_societies some excerpts from the article: In modern hunter-gatherers !Kung 58): 39% die before age 10 25% die will die between 10 and 60 36% die after 60. So of those making... (more)

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
734
by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I was reading some answers here and one of the answers really sparked some curiousity about how food is allotted in hunting/gathering groups around the world. Who gets the most, or is the food divided equally? What about male and female... (more)

80890193d74240cab6dda920665bfb6c
Wowza 0 · July 23, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Many traditional hunter-gathers have a communtarian culture. For example, among the Sioux, the best hunters gave away much of their meat to show their generosity and gain social status towards being chosen for leadership positions. Traditionally... (more)

7fb6efb15030ea965d00be6e8eb13fd4
0
Votes
0
Answers
6
Views
1.8K
by 253 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I'm trying to add some more protein into my diet and eggs are a good, cheap source of it. I know most hunter gatherers didn't eat many eggs because they're hard to find. How many eggs can I eat in one day before it becomes unhealthy?

best answer

276a5e631b62f8e0793987c0496364bb
Tyler_F 0 · July 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Eggs are one of the healthiest foods available. They would only be unhealthy if 1) you have familial hypercholesterolemia, or 2) they begin to dominate your every thought, nagging at you to eat more until you eventually go into an egg-induced coma. (more)

3a9d5dde5212ccd34b860bb6ed07bbef
3
Votes
3
Answers
6
Views
1.1K
by 1772 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I know that eggs are a natural food source and are something that our ancestors would have encountered in the wild, but my question is, with what frequency? I do not imagine them being an everyday thing, but I could be wrong. Does anyone have... (more)

best answer

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7
CD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Most animals lay eggs in specific places. Birds, Turtles, Lizards, etc all tend to have regular locations to lay their eggs (assuming it doesn't get destroyed). I have a lot of faith in our ancestors that they were able to figure that out. ... (more)

0b4326a4949718451a8571b82558dc10
2
Votes
2
Answers
6
Views
1K
by 2341 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

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)

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad
Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

See this old question http://paleohacks.com/questions/53304/paleo-isnt-low-carb-anymore-but-it-kind-of-was#axzz1yBxxck1T You might also want to google paleobotany. (more)

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5
16
Votes
16
Answers
13
Views
3.9K
by 5381 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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)

best answer

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d
Sol 0 · June 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM

It's clear to me that touch (sexual and non-sexual) is very very important for emotional well-being. I very much value touch. When I was a student at Stanford many years ago the Stanford Medical Center had a program where volunteers would come... (more)

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b
1
Votes
1
Answers
2
Views
1.1K
by 5509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

What was the "ideal" shape and body fat percentage? I figure that in the past, heavy lifting, six-packs, running 26 miles in one setting at a constant pace etc. were not part of their natural lifestyle. So if having super-lean, muscular and... (more)

best answer

85026a0abe715229761956fbbee1cba0
dzone 0 · March 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Click Bodyweight of today’s hunter gatherers

A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0
8
Votes
8
Answers
6
Views
2.4K
by 1078 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

The biochemical importance of magnesium has been already well-described. Many here are familiar with the difficulties of getting sufficient magnesium from natural sources (i.e. not supplements). That of course makes me wonder how it is that our... (more)

best answer

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0
Joshua_1 0 · March 10, 2012 at 3:49 PM

How much soil do you eat in a day, compared to say, a person who's dinner plate was/is the ground? Also, I personally believe that Paleolithic man probably did not get anywhere near the amount of absorbable calcium that we get today (if we eat... (more)

56e59609362978a9dcb390fdeb45427f
4
Votes
4
Answers
7
Views
1.2K
by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

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)

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba
Cave_Tomboy 0 · February 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I can tell you that all the San people I have met or seen (maybe 150 or so) here in Namibia are about my size or smaller. I'm 5'6" and ~124 lbs.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
3
Votes
3
Answers
2
Views
564
by 32518 · September 16, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Small, but interesting! Dr. Wahls posted it on her FB page. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19209185

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e
Anondson 0 · February 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Science! :) Good stuff.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
415
by 18635 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

So Jack's Question made me think of this. Lets move beyond circumcision and look at all the various HG tribes and modern reasons. Some tribes use them as a symbol of status or proof of power (did they do it as individualism? I dunno, maybe... (more)

34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89
Touch_the_Clouds 0 · January 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Other animals do self-mutilate although it's generally-maybe strictly?-seen in captive animals. Birds will pluck feathers, canine OCD sufferers, etc. I think the important distinction is whether they do it for purposes of ornamentation like... (more)

0bf4aaa16b8532ca8fb773d86900d153
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
802
by 203 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

How is the day life of modern HunterGatherer and the life of a modern Paleo Diet felower different? A paleo diet usally go to gym use mashines to train his body. Maybe he is making his mashines by him or herself by using mashines. Or he is going... (more)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117
The_Quilt 0 · January 20, 2012 at 6:03 PM

They could not control their environment and circadian biology and todays humans have total control over their paleo diet and their circadian biology to their detriment. Plus one for the question too by the way.

A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0
2
Votes
2
Answers
1
Views
812
by 1078 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

My impression, perhaps misguided, is that (paleo) hunter-gatherers walked a lot, might have chased an animal hunting every day (but would not generally get completely tired), and perhaps played some sports. Once in a while they might have fought... (more)

best answer

Medium avatar
Dorado_Galore 0 · December 01, 2011 at 4:30 PM

It's damn near certain our HG ancestors didn't end the day with thoughts of going on a 10 mile run, whether for "fun" or "training." Nor is there reason to think they lifted and carried anything for the purpose of "getting stronger." I use the... (more)

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e
3
Votes
3
Answers
13
Views
3.1K
by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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)

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493
Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · November 09, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Of course we don't know what pregnant mamas in traditional societies may have craved, but Weston Price in his travels found that pregnant women were given the most highly nutritious foods available.... (more)

85026a0abe715229761956fbbee1cba0
6
Votes
6
Answers
28
Views
1K
by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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)

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52
Jay_15 0 · October 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

I have killed....and I will kill again...

F5e771b6ed8e22499a4c979676d96dbc
2
Votes
2
Answers
6
Views
1.1K
by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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?

Medium avatar
FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · October 13, 2011 at 1:22 AM

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)

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e
9
Votes
9
Answers
7
Views
921
by 10294 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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)

8c5533ffe71bd4262fedc7e898ead1ba
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?

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c
2
Votes
2
Answers
3
Views
413
by 4258 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I live in the city. Though I've been raised in rural environments, I now live in New York, and have gone paleo to improve my health and enjoy my life more. But does going to a supermarket for produce, nuts, fish and meat really count as... (more)

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e
Carl_Stawicki 0 · October 02, 2011 at 2:27 PM

I think it can count as "gather," but the label doesn't matter to me anyway because it's not about reenactment.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c
9
Votes
9
Answers
12
Views
1.7K
by 12847 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154
Jan_1 0 · October 01, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I think healthy social life is understated the most. It was great that robb wolf really made a point about in his video. Maybe its selfevident. I have been very introvert personality, and i believe thats the cause of my health problems. I... (more)