BASS Lecture - Briana Pobliner

The "paleo" diet - what did our prehistoric ancestors really eat?

Briana Pobiner
Research Scientist and Museum Educator
Human Origins Program, Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

The modern "paleo" diet movement makes many assumptions about what our prehistoric ancestors ate - but are these assumptions based on actual evidence? Pobiner discusses facts, fallacies, and fantasies about prehistoric human diet. Using a variety of lines of evidence including early human, animal, and plant fossils, ancient stone tools, DNA, and living human and chimpanzee diets, she examines significant changes in the evolution of human diets and discusses what makes human meat-eating unique.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

McCreary Hall 115 Bowen Auditorium

Biology Department
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