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Thursday Nov 21st, 2019

Was Meat-Eating the Real “Paleodiet”?

Dr. Briana Pobiner, from the Human Origins Program, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, discusses the real “paleo” diet.  The modern “paleo” diet movement makes many assumptions about what our prehistoric ancestors ate-but are these assumptions based on actual evidence?  Presenting a variety of lines of evidence for prehistoric human diets including early human, animal, and plant fossils, ancient stone tools, DNA, and living human and chimpanzee diet, Dr. Pobiner will examine significant changes in the evolution of human diets and discuss what makes human meat-eating unique.

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