Tubers as fallback foods and their impact on Hadza hunter-gatherers.

@article{Marlowe2009TubersAF,
  title={Tubers as fallback foods and their impact on Hadza hunter-gatherers.},
  author={Frank W. Marlowe and Julia Colette Berbesque},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2009},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={
          751-8
        }
}
The Hadza are hunter-gatherers in Tanzania. Their diet can be conveniently categorized into five main categories: tubers, berries, meat, baobab, and honey. We showed the Hadza photos of these foods and asked them to rank them in order of preference. Honey was ranked the highest. Tubers, as expected from their low caloric value, were ranked lowest. Given that tubers are least preferred, we used kilograms of tubers arriving in camp across the year as a minimum estimate of their availability… CONTINUE READING

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