In the last session we listened to a short podcast called ‘Chasing Down Dinner’ produced by PBS Nova. This interviewed Dan Lieberman, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University, to discover why evolving an ability to run long distances might have been key to survival for early humans.
We also looked at how the conception of hunting from a necessary survival skill changed to one relating to social status through time. If you are interested in reading more about this topic, you may wish to check out the links below:
– Hunter-Gatherer (Wikipedia)
– Why ‘Bushman banter’ was crucial to hunter-gatherers’ evolutionary success (Guardian)
– What a hunter-gatherer diet does to the body in just three days (CNN)
– Hunting (Wikipedia)
– Medieval Hunting (Wikipedia)
– Medieval and Renaissance Hunting (Victoria and Albert Museum)