Im wondering were birds and their eggs a common source of food for us back then ? , because wouldnt they have been harder to hunt and possably less attractive to eat compared to what else was available , i can see ourselves hunting wild animals .....but possibly not chasing after birds. Did we eat alot of poultry ? is it as paleo as regular meat ?
...im asking this because i dont seem to do to well on poultry, it seems to have a bad effect on my skin (acne) and it just irritates my skin, and this is from the best quality chicken/turkey/eggs around.
Any answers ?
I don't know much about the paleolithic era, but I know the Comanche natives only ate poultry when absolutely necessary. Otherwise they preferred bison, deer, and elk. I've heard this is a common theme for many hunter-gatherers as one large animal would feed more people than a small bird would.
I'm with you about poultry. While I don't have and "problems" eating poultry, I feel much better on red meat.
Depended on seasonal availability and region. I personally prefer white meat like fish, chicken and turkey over red meat. But it has to be the fatty parts of the bird, like the skin and dark meat. For red meat, i like oxtail, ribs and organs.
I think eggs would have been a relatively easy source of protein for them. And eggs can be eaten at any stage in development. So that would give them more incentive to seek them out while foraging for vegetables and berries.
When I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington state, I almost stepped on a grouse nearly every day. The darn things are slow. They hide in the bushes next to the trail. If they wouldn't move, I'd never know they were there. I would startle them and they'd run out from under the bush. But they ran so slow if I just had a basket or net I could throw it over and have a delicious chicken-sized bird for lunch.
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