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of the Neolithic period, pigs were able to root in oak and beech forests which
provided ample shade and wallows as well as acorns, beechnuts, truffles, and
other forest floor products. With an increase in human population density, farm ...
The dense American forests provided an especially favorable habitat for raising
pigs. All the colonists had to do was rid the woods of Indians and wolves, and
thereafter the acorns, beechnuts, hazelnuts, and the hardy breeds known as "
To illustrate, suppose that there are only three species in a particular forest: wild
pigs, anteaters, and bats. Suppose further that in four hours of searching through
this forest, a forager can expect to encounter one wild pig, SMALL THINGS 165.
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Good to eat: riddles of food and cultureUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Read full review
ONE Good to Think or Good to Eat?
TWO Meat Hunger
THREE The Riddle of the Sacred Cow
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