In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that’s been seen before in a modern human population — providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago. 90 more words
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Meet Number 143.
Officially my shortest-lived pet. We shared seven rosy hours before he succumbed to an incurable poultry affliction: headlessness.
Number 143 symbolised everything I hoped to learn in Tasmania. 1,216 more words
The traditional view of hunter-gatherer or “subsistence” cultures is that their life was generally “a precarious and arduous struggle for existence” (Lee 1968).
In Leviathan, Hobbes sums up this view of “primitive” man without government in a quote, of which the last part especially has become a famous reference to such cultures: 1,193 more words