There was a fascinating article last year on the BBC website about the results of genetic tests on the bones of a 7000-year-old hunter-gatherer.
The article focus’s on skin and eye colour, BUT the bit that jumped out at me was the paragraph that said
“The early European would have subsisted on a diet of mainly protein, and his DNA reveals that he was lactose intolerant and unable to digest starch. These are traits that came after agriculture was adopted and people changed what they ate.”
I don’t know how scientifically accurate this is, but I do think that It’s interesting for those of us who try to follow a paleo diet and lifestyle.
Please feel free to share this and I’d welcome any comments.
The full article is at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25885519