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Obesity: lessons from evolution and the environment - Graded Critical Summary

Heitmann, Berit, Klaas Westerterp, Ruth Loos, Thorkild Sorensen, Karen O’Dea, Paul McLean, Tina Jensen, Joey Eisenmann, John Speakmann, Stephen Simpson, Danielle Reed, and Margriet Westerterp-Platenga. 466 more words

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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease - Essay

Daniel Lieberman, a Harvard professor and author of The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease, argues that knowledge of human evolution is crucial in addressing and preventing the cause of current modern day diseases. 1,443 more words

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A Brief Review of the Archaeological Evidence for Palaeolithic and Neolithic Subsistence - Critical Summary

Richard’s text aims to reconstruct past Palaeolithic and Neolithic diets by analyzing the three lines of evidence that describe these diets. Evidence revolves around studying the morphological adaptations that our hominid ancestors developed, analyzing the material archaeological record, and observing direct evidence from carbon isotope analysis. 300 more words

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Cardiovascular Disease Resulting From a Diet and Lifestyle at Odds With Our Palaeolithic Genome: How to Become a 21st-Century Hunter-Gatherer - Critical Summary

The lifestyle of modern-day humans is and continues to become more divergent from those of our prehistoric ancestors. O’Keefe et al. explain that human lifestyle changes all began around 10,000 years ago with relation to the origins of agriculture. 382 more words

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Evolution of the Human Diet: Linking Our Ancestral Diet to Modern Functional Foods as a Means of Chronic Disease Prevention - Critical Summary

Jew et al. focus on how information of our Palaeolithic ancestors’ raw diet could aid in improving the health of modern-day humans and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. 416 more words

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The Consequences of Agriculture - Graded Essay

Humans living in the Palaeolithic era were nomadic hunter-gatherers who spent most of their lives hunting prey and gathering edible plants in order to survive; however, mankind’s relationship with nature was drastically changed with the gradual appearance of agriculture, which influenced humans’ perception and manipulation of nature (Gopher et al. 2,023 more words

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The Social Organism - Edited Precis


1 September 2015

Spencer, Herbert “The Social Organism” Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History. Ed. R. Jon McGee and Richard Warms. McGraw-Hill, 2012. 13-30.

Spencer argues that societies are not artificially created, and he states that this can be proven by analyzing the social organization and the division of labor. 499 more words

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