Frank and Ernest by Thaves for April 29, 2018

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    sandpiper  about 5 years ago

    Guess she doesn’t give him time to hunt – he would be out from under her thumb and on his own. Might even find a more congenial cohabitator.

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    chris_weaver  about 5 years ago

    She seems to have a wet man fetish.

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  about 5 years ago

    This particular strip makes both the man and the woman look like primitive morons. Oh, they are cave dwellers. Okay. ;)

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    The Brooklyn Accent  about 5 years ago

    Didn’t women do most of the gathering while men did the hunting in hunter-gatherer cultures? (Yeah, yeah, it’s only a comic strip, not a history text.)

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    Yakety Sax  about 5 years ago

    FYI: Hunter-gatherer societies vary in many respects: how much they relied (or rely) on hunting for game versus foraging for plants; how often they moved; how egalitarian their society was. Hunter-gatherer societies of the past and present do have some shared characteristics. In a paper for the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University, which has collected ethnographic studies from all types of human societies for decades and ought to know, Carol Ember defines hunter-gatherers as fully or semi-nomadic people who live in small communities with low population densities, do not have specialized political officers, have little status differentiation, and divide up required tasks by gender and age.

    Remember, though, that agriculture and pastoralism weren’t handed to humans by some extraterrestrial force: the people who began the process of domesticating plants and animals were hunter-gatherers. Full-time hunter-gatherers domesticated dogs, and also maize, broomcorn millet and wheat. They also invented pottery, shrines, and religion, and living in communities.

    The question is probably best expressed as which came first, domesticated crop or domesticated farmer?

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    Yakety Sax  about 5 years ago

    FYI: The terms Paleolithic diet, paleo diet, caveman diet, and stone-age diet describe modern fad diets requiring the sole or predominant consumption of foods presumed to have been the only foods available to or consumed by humans during the Paleolithic era.

    The digestive abilities of anatomically modern humans, however, are different from those of Paleolithic humans, which undermines the diet’s core premise. During the 2.6-million-year-long Paleolithic era, the highly variable climate and worldwide spread of human populations meant that humans were, by necessity, nutritionally adaptable. Supporters of the diet mistakenly presuppose that human digestion has remained essentially unchanged over time.

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    Yakety Sax  about 5 years ago

    If anyone wants to know what prehistoric life was like, read Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children series set circa 30,000 years before present. The series includes a highly detailed focus on botany, herbology, herbal medicine, archaeology and anthropology.

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    GreasyOldTam  about 5 years ago

    Boy, you can really learn a lot by reading the comics (or the comments under the comics). Which is not why I read comics. Please make sure this never happens again…

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