Re: dietary ideas: 8,000 years ago

Richard Spear (
Sat, 05 Aug 1995 04:07:18 GMT (davepop) wrote:

>does anyone have any clues on what the diet of our ancestors were about
>8-10,000. What i need is a 'menu plan' what a typical diet was around the
>demestication of agriculture. Any refferences would be appreciated. I have
>to validate certain ideas for an upcomming research paper.

This isn't as straightforward as it at first seems. The period picked
represents the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture
for only specific areas of the world (Mesopotamia, e.g.), so you'll
have to settle on a particular people and region, for starters.
even among the agriculturalists and H-G's, food sources varied

Pick a place, reasonably narrowly defined, and you can perhaps answer
this question by examining the archaeological record.