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Health and the Rise of Civilization

By: MN Cohen

Yale University Press

Paperback | Dec 1989 | #63087 | ISBN: 0300050232
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&i;`Cohen has done his homework extraordinarily well, and the coverage of the biomedical, nutritional, demographic, and ethnographic literature baout foragers and low energy agriculturists is excellent .... As a scholarly summary it is without exception'&o;.


Images of the "primitive" and the "civilized"; behaviour and health; the evolution of human society; the history of infectious disease; changes in the human diet; health among contemporary hunter-gatherers; the evidence of prehistoric skeletons.

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