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Hunters and gatherers obtain all their food resources from wild foods exclusively, foods that are not directly managed by humans (see Winterhalder and Kennett 2006). Huntergatherers today typically eat a mix of domesticated and nondomesticated foods. References Beard, J. and R. Stoltzfus. 2001. Iron-deficiency anemia: reexamining the nature and magnitude of the public health problem. Journal of Nutrition 131 (Supplement 2). -P. and S. Naji. 2006. Testing the hypothesis of a worldwide Neolithic demographic transition: corroboration from American cemeteries.
On the negative side, there is clear evidence of increased infections and poorer health generally. However, in nearly every place where humans made the shift to agriculture there was a dramatic increase in population size, largely shaped by increase in birth rate (Bocquet-Appel and Naji 2006). This remarkable demographic transition is now well documented in the archaeological record, from European and North American settings especially. Importantly, this transition is an evolutionary success story in increased numbers and in those who survive to reproductive age.
Agriculture also created the economic basis for the rise of complex societies and the world’s great civilizations. These certainly are measures of success, but there are other outcomes for humanity that suggest that the transition to farming was a mixed blessing. , arable land for raising crops). As a result, organized warfare developed. While the evidence for interpersonal violence has great antiquity, the level of violence in early humans is nothing in comparison to what plays out in the early civilizations of southwest Asia, Central America, or South America.