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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTHROP 1AA3
Professor
Karen Mc Garry
Semester
Fall

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First Epid. Transition: -about 10,000 years ago as people shifted to hunters and gatherers to agriculture, changes in disease patterns, coincides with production of food -changes on human bone that suggests that agriculture was associated with unhealthy lifestyle -hunting and gathering was main source of subsistence for 99% of human history -Paleolithic diet; vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, nuts, starches, etc. (diverse) -had a lot more exercise, walking continually -people started to rely on one particular crop -with transition to agriculture sedentary lifestyle, gradual growth of cities and villages, less exercise -more people living in a community fuels proliferation of diseases -domestication of animals (dogs, cattle, sheep, pigs); closer contact with animals on day-to-day basis -agriculture leads to Zoonosis; infectious diseases acquired from animals; influenza, tube
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