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Saturday, 28 February 2015, 17:02 (05:02 PM) CST, day 059 of 2015

Prehistoric Cultures

Fall 2012 Calendar -- DAY [archive]

Fall 2012 Calendar -- EVENING [archive]

Dates and Times to Remember

class slides on-line
(free PowerPoint Viewer 2010)

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 23:02 (11:02 PM) GMT, day 059 of 2015
. . . in History
  . . . in Headlines

      Babel Fish Translation
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Cutting Costs for College Textbooks

general textbook information
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.

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Prehistoric Diets

see also

prehistoric food, see also individual countries and cultures, group(s), and individual foods . . .
Fire Use
Ancient Civilizations
Animal Domestication
Anthropological Ecology
Early Agriculture
Food Archaeology
Plant Domestication
Prehistoric Dentistry
Prehistoric Food
Prehistoric Diets
Sustainable Agriculture


Foraging -- Hunting and Gathering
Neolithic Revolution
Agricultural Revolution of the Middle Ages

Australopithecus robustus, also known as Paranthropus robustus, in southern Africa 1 million years ago.
Australopithecus robustus in southern Africa 1 million years ago.



Tehuacan maize.
Early Maize Cobbs -- Tehuacán Valley

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diet classifications / types
    • insectivorous (insects)
    • frugiverous (fruit)
    • herbiverous (plants)
    • gramnivorous (grasses)
    • carnivorous (meat)
    • omnivorous (all of the above)


other terms
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In the News . . .

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From Texas A&M Anthropology in the News  . . .
(Fricday , 10 November 2006)

Not Just Nuts and Berries for These Hominids
Science (11/9/06)

One of the the teeth of four individuals of Paranthropus robustus
(also known as Australopithecus robustus)
from the Swartkrans Cave in South Africa.

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!Kung San Hunters
!Kung San Hunters

keep track of major areas of change in

timelines of prehistory

  • new discoveries

  • first of things
  • best of things
  • last of things
  • Cordain, Loren. The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

  • Eaton, S. Boyd, M. Shostak, and M. Konner. The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet and Exercise and a Design for Living. NY: Harper & Row, 1988.

  • The Evolution Of Human Diet -- Science Daily (04 January 2007)
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