Less Is More: The Inclusion of Small Game in Ancient Human DietsWebcasts & Online
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
In modern complex societies, small animals are often considered too difficult for people to hunt without utilizing techniques involving traps. But what do we know about the role of smaller animals in the diets of ancient humans?
Grace Veatch is a zooarchaeologist at the Smithsonian Institution and an expert in uncovering ancient human diets involving smaller animals. In this presentation she will discuss active research from Liang Bua in Indonesia, an archaeological site with incredible preservation that is challenging what we know about the inclusion of small game in ancient human diets.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series and will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
Image Credit: Liang Bua Team
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