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Old 04-22-2007, 08:15 PM   #11
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #12
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Were they all using the POSE Method? :-)
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:13 PM   #13
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Mark one down for the skinny guys!
That was cool...
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:25 AM   #14
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Forencich's writings on running, the mosaic environment, and desert vs. jungle outlooks are worthwhile looking up.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:52 AM   #15
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Forencich's writings on running, the mosaic environment, and desert vs. jungle outlooks are worthwhile looking up.
Yeah, his stuff is good... I have both of his books.

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:27 AM   #16
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I wouldn't mind looking for some data comparing bone geometry of our ancestors with modern day athletes from different sports to see what sport best mimics ancestral patterns. When schools out for the summer I'm going to make that my project.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:39 AM   #17
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I wouldn't mind looking for some data comparing bone geometry of our ancestors with modern day athletes from different sports to see what sport best mimics ancestral patterns. When schools out for the summer I'm going to make that my project.
That is a good idea. I cannot wait to read the results. Please keep us posted.

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Old 04-23-2007, 06:43 PM   #18
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A few things rattled in my head after watching that video.

Robert Lee lived with the Kung for years and noted how healthy they are but they are quite small. He noted that Kung who had left the village scene at an early age and made it to the city often grew taller than their relatives back home. Lee attributed this to the very harsh environment the Kung inhabit and how smaller builds require less total calories.

That spear throw, although close was scary accurate. Right above the shoulder straight in the lung and likely the heart. DAMN.

The implications for training to emulate the demands of our ancestors is interesting. Run in a variety of ways, under a variety of conditions. Throw things. Carry things.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:08 PM   #19
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I'm not an evolutionary biologist, armchair or otherwise, but I do believe that fossil remains indicate that some of our ancestors were almost certainly more heavily muscled than our hunter friends in the video. So I am not sure what generalities, if any, we can take away from this video regarding size and body mass in hunter-gatherers from our past
I would expect as much variability in frame size in pre-paleo folks as there is in the current crop of hominids based on climate as much as anything.

My thinking was that muscles are calorically expensive, being big (fat or meaty) is rarely a positive when you are paying(hunting) your own food.
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I agree with Dave. Being big is likely more beneficial when competing against members of the same species, not so much when hunting over long distances.

That was quite a spear throw.

As for the hand out while running, I think that's a part of their tracking mechanisms, something to help with consciously monitoring the wind or terrain, maybe?
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