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From athletes to couch potatoes: humans through 6,000 years of farming

last modified Apr 11, 2014 03:50 PM

From athletes to couch potatoes: humans through 6,000 years of farming

08 Apr 2014

 

Research into lower limb bones shows that our early farming ancestors in Central Europe became less active as their tasks diversified and technology improved. At a conference today, Cambridge University anthropologist Alison Macintosh will show that this drop in mobility was particularly marked in men. 

 

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