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Fri 24 March 2017, 09:30 – 18:30 GMT
One-day conference on Palaeo dietary shifts and their impacts on human evolution, 24th March 2017. The conference will be held at King's Manor, University of York.
It is a widely held opinion that humans have undertaken dramatic dietary shifts during their evolution. One such shift is a transition from a diet based mostly on plant matter and fruit, in genera such as Australopithecus, to a diet that was heavily dependent on meat procurement by the time of early Homo around 1.8 Mya. Another dietary shift, from hunting and gathering to agriculture occurred considerably later, at the onset of the Holocene around 10,000 years ago. These views are a simplification, and misrepresent the real complexity of the dietary choices available and exploited throughout human history. At this meeting, experts from a range of scientific backgrounds will present their latest research into dietary adaptations and choices in our human past alongside cutting edge methodologies that are allowing us to learn more about our past diets than ever before.
If you have any questions, please email Katya Stansfield email@example.com
Programme and speakers available on the event website: https://www.york.ac.uk/palaeo/news-events/news/2016/palaeo-diet/