The Caloric Disappointment Of Cannibalism

Cannibalism is not uncommon; almost every documented culture has done it. In the cave dwellings of Homo antecessor, the common ancestor of modern humans and Neanderthals, anthropologists have discovered defleshed, processed human bones dating back 600,000 years ago. And there's even evidence that is has been done as recently as documented ‘ritualised cannibal feasts’ among soldiers... Continue Reading →

Agriculture Reduced The Periodicity & Amplitude Of Nutritional Stress

Razib has responded to my disagreement with his statement that any given hunter-gatherer infant is far more likely to reach reproductive age than any given offspring of peasants. And he's confident with his standing. I've done some reviewing of the literature and I still think that the probability that a child of an agriculturalist will... Continue Reading →

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