Monday, May 5, 2014

Mobility of Ancient Man

I wrote a brief blog about the mobility of ancient man awhile back and finally came across the original research in another article I was reading.  Outside magazine wrote an article entitled "How Far Fitness Has Fallen," essentially stating that today's person would get their butt kicked if he got into a fight with his ancient ancestor.

The article states that 30-150,000 years ago, ancient man traveled long distances hauling all kinds of weight.  Today's man, does no such thing.  Ancient man was a "monster" in comparison.  Extreme mobility in the late Pleistocene.

The main method of comparison was tibial bone rigidity and strength.

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