Re: dietary ideas: 8,000 years ago

Judy Gerjuoy (
Sat, 5 Aug 1995 23:47:04 -0400

On 5 Aug 1995, Cameron Laird wrote:

> In article <3vufhq$>, 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.
> .

The book you want to get ahold of is: FOOD IN ANTIQUITY A Survey of the
Diet of Early Peoples by Don and Patricia Brothwell. Frederick A.
Praeger, 1969. There is no ISBN number because the book was written so
long ago.

While it covers time periods that you are not interested in, it does deal
with Palaeolithic man and later. There is also an extensive bibliography.

If you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail me.