Online class with Alyssa Crittenden

Food, Science & the Human Body

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Take an eye-opening look at the evolutionary history of our relationship with food.

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Alyssa Crittenden is an anthropologist whose focus is on behavioral ecology and nutritional anthropology. She does field research among the Hadza hunt...Read more

Lessons (36)

Paleo Diets & the Ancestral Appetite
1. Paleo Diets & the Ancestral Appetite
Professor Alyssa Crittenden begins by discussing similarities between the Paleo diet and what our ancestors ate. After that, explore the evolution of ...Read more
31min
Our Hunter-Gatherer Past
2. Our Hunter-Gatherer Past
Prof. Crittenden reveals insights into hunter-gatherer societies based on fascinating research on one of Africa's last foraging populations, includin...Read more
31min
Stones, Bones & Teeth
3. Stones, Bones & Teeth
Find out what scientists have discovered about the ancestral dinner plate through stone artifacts, human cranium bones and the dentition of early huma...Read more
29min
Did Meat Eating Make Us Human?
4. Did Meat Eating Make Us Human?
Trace the history of meat-eating through human evolution. Decipher exactly when humans started eating meat and consider the nutritive benefits and dan...Read more
28min
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Alyssa Crittenden is an anthropologist whose focus is on behavioral ecology and nutritional anthropology. She does field research among the Hadza hunt...Read more