Anthropology P380:

Prehistoric Diet and Nutrition

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Part I Human Diet as Adaptation: biological factors influencing food choice

Part I Human Diet as Adaptation: biological factors influencing food choice

Week 1: Looking back: biocultural and evolutionary perspectives on modern human diet

A. Mariani-Costantini and G. Ligabue
Did Columbus also open the exploration of the modern diet? Nutrition Reviews 50 (11): 313-319

S.H. Katz 1990
An evolutionary theory of cuisine. Human Nature vol 1(3): 233-259.

S. Boyd Eaton, et al 2002 Evolutionary health promotion. Preventive Medicine 34: 109-188.

Loren Cordain 2002 The Paleo Diet Chapters 1-3

Weeks 2-3: Wild diets, domestic diets and nutritional principles

Katharine Milton 1993 Diet and primate evolution. Scientific American 269 (2): 1-8

Joanna E. Lambert 1998 Primate digestion: Interactions among anatomy, physiology, and feeding ecology Evolutionary Anthropology 7(1): 8-20.

Robert Sapolsky 1989 "Junk food monkeys" originally published in Discover Magazine September 1989. Reprinted in The Trouble with Testosterone and other essays on the biology of the human predicament 1997 Scribner pp125-134

Claude Marcel Hladik, and Bruno Simmen 1996 Taste perception and feeding behavior in nonhuman primates and human populations Evolutionary Anthropology 5(2): 58-71

Katharine Milton 2002 “Hunter-Gatherer diets: wild foods signal relief from diseases of affluence” pp 111-122 in P. S. Ungar and M.F. Teaford (eds) Human Diet. Its Origin and Evolution. Bergin & Garvey, Wesport CT.

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