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    Would humans have been better off remaining hunter-gatherers? Both arguments have valid points. However, the more time I spend pondering these questions, the greater I start to lean towards the former. Before delving too deep, it’s best to look at the foundation of this entire premises; yes, hunter gatherers lived more comfortable and heathier lives than ancient farmers, but was their lifestyle truly better? After all, humans have been hunter-gatherers for much of our existence.

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    According to the story of Genesis, it claims that you do not need to work as hard in a hunter gatherer society, but according to William Buckley, a 16th to17th century Englishman, it was clearly much harder to be a hunter-gatherer society. In Genesis, at first it says, “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die’” (Genesis 2:16-17). It later

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    European colonialism in Jahoda 2008 & Wolf 2010, we can see how the assumptions of intellectual supremacy fed a negative construction of ‘the other’, underpinning waves of colonial expansion and facilitating the domination of pastoralist and hunter gatherer societies, ultimately serving to perpetuate economically exploitative relationships. Fortunately for mankind, the remedial element of time and the critical thinking of the enlightenment age has encouraged a more sympathetic consideration of

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    all have in common. Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography and Physiology at the University of California, mentions an important mistake in his essay, The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race. Diamond discusses agriculture versus the hunter-gatherer method of acquiring food. He exclaims that agriculture is the worst mistake human race has made. Additionally, Diamond introduces two perspectives towards agriculture. A person may take a revisionist standpoint and “advocate revision of a system

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    Hunter gatherer and agriculturalist societies have many similarities and differences. Population of hunter and gatherer groups have decreased. Neither one of them didn't have much technology at the beginning. They started off using sticks and stones. Hunter gatherers were pretty healthy. Agriculturalist were not as healthy as hunter gatherers. They had some health problems. Agriculturalists population grew bigger and bigger. They had large families and had many children. Hunter gatherers population

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    For thousands of years, hunter and gatherers roamed the earth with no real “home”. They searched for food without ever needing to grow anything. Population began to grow. Hunters and gatherers were then overpowered by farmers, which shifted the world into an agricultural state. While hunters and gatherers seemed to be better off than the farmers who lived after them, agriculture changed the way the world works today. The typical diet of hunters and gatherers was considerably healthier than the diet

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    that interested me was the discussion of the difficulties farmers faced that hunter-gatherers didn't. I think that most people currently alive today believe farming to have been hugely advantageous to humans (and it certainly was) but we rarely talk about the ways in which relying on farming disadvantaged them. For example, their limited diets left early farmers prone to nutritional deficiencies, unlike hunter-gatherers who had diverse diets. In addition, the farmers' crops were vulnerable to environmental

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    The hunter-gatherer society had been around for thousands of years. In this type of environment the men are known to be the hunters and the women are the gatherers. In many cases this saying could be argued, but the actions of the two genders prove to be very different. This can be in todays world in simple activities such as shopping. Men and women differ in shopping by how they shop, why they stop, and what the stop for. Men differ from women by how they shop. Males are normally known to have

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    Immediate-return hunter-gatherers is a way that used to describe the subsistence pattern of a hunter-gather society and how that subsistence pattern is echoed through all aspects of their society. In these societies there is no such thing as food shelf life. Food this is gathered or hunted is used relatively quickly without a lot of food storage. In order to maintain the food sources it is necessary to not over consume on source over another. In order to do that it involves a highly mobile society

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    how they help us to pass on our genes. Scientific approach, i.e. quantifiable, used. Evidence is gathered from research into: * Archaeological evidence * Genetic evidence * Studies on non-human primates * Universality * Hunter gatherers * Modern human populations 1. Archaeological evidence. Fossil evidence: Shape of skull, indicating brain size, body shape indicating diet,

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