CARTA: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny: Alyssa Crittenden - Nutritional Significance of Meat

5/7/2018; 16 minutes

Hunting is considered a key human adaptation and is thought to have influenced our anatomy, physiology and behavior over time. This symposium explores the evidence pertaining to the origins of hominin hunting. While the specific role that meat might have played in human evolution remains hotly contested – it certainly changed the playing field for our earliest ancestors. Alyssa Crittenden, UNLV, addresses the nutritional significance of meat and discuss how, during the course of human evolution, red meat has been transformed from a blessing to a potential curse. (#33570)

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