Jul 30, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
MuchoMasQueMusculo saidSkittleGangsta saidMuchoMasQueMusculo saidCool article!
So...evidence of cooked starchy carbohydrates eaten by our predecessors 30,000 years ago?!
Oh no! What will all the Paleo supporters say now?!
That 30,000 years isn't enough time to evolve
The Paleolithic period ended 10,000 years ago. So if hominid species were eating starches 30K years ago then that puts them 20,000 years into the Paleolithic period.
Paleo is just a name they gave to the diet because it was the period of time before agriculture started. The premise of the diet is to avoid relatively new food sources (like wheat), not food intrinsic to the paleolithic era. In terms of evolutionary development, 30,000 years is no time at all. It is highly unlikely that amount of time is enough for the biochemistry of a species to be adapted to a new food source.