How carnivorous are we? The implication for protein consumption

  title={How carnivorous are we? The implication for protein consumption},
  author={Miki Ben-Dor},


The Kung San Men Women And Work In A Foraging Society
The kung san men women and work in a foraging society and instead of enjoying a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they are facing with some infectious bugs inside their computer.
Late Quaternary Extinctions: State of the Debate
Results from recent studies suggest that humans precipitated extinction in many parts of the globe through combined direct (hunting) and perhaps indirect (competition, habitat alteration) impacts, but that the timing and geography of extinction might have been different and the worldwide magnitude less, had not climatic change coincided with human impacts in many places.
Endurance running and the evolution of Homo
Judged by several criteria, humans perform remarkably well at endurance running, thanks to a diverse array of features, many of which leave traces in the skeleton.
Hominins and Proboscideans in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic in the Central Iberian Peninsula
Body size downgrading of mammals over the late Quaternary
This work demonstrates that size-selective extinction was already under way in the oldest interval and occurred on all continents, within all trophic modes, and across all time intervals, and the degree of selectivity was unprecedented in 65 million years of mammalian evolution.
Paleoecology of the Serengeti during the Oldowan-Acheulean transition at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: The mammal and fish evidence.
The physiologic and phenotypic significance of variation in human amylase gene copy number.
Starchy foods are digested faster and produce higher postprandial glycemia in individuals with high AMY1 CN, and having low CN is associated with colonic methane production.
Rethinking the starch digestion hypothesis for AMY1 copy number variation in humans.
Several lines of evidence are presented that challenge the hypothesis that increased AMY1 CNV is an adaptation to starch consumption and report that in humans α-amylase is expressed in several other tissues where it may have potential roles of evolutionary significance.
The meat of the matter: an evolutionary perspective on human carnivory
Comparative primatology, ecology and archaeology are drawn on to build a holistic model of this fundamental behavioural adaptation of hominin carnivory, which suggests that an earlier phase of vertebrate capture by hominins was/were simpler.
Complex Copy Number Variation of AMY1 does not Associate with Obesity in two East Asian Cohorts
By combining quantitative PCR and digital PCR, coupled with careful experimental design and calibration, the resolution of genotyping CNV with high copy numbers (CNs) is improved and the previously reported association between AMY1 and obesity or body mass index is not observed.