The Struggling Archaeologist's Guide to Getting Dirty

Ever want to know more about the world of archaeology AND have a good time learning it? This podcast explores what it's like to be a young professional in the field. There's also news and discussions on cool stuff going on at the other end of trowels all over the place. It's all about learning through life and laughter. And it's all brought to you by me, Jenny, a regular gal who really DIGS history... get it?


Episode 22 “Paleo Muffins”

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Welcome to a new episode of The Struggling Archaeologist’s Guide to Getting Dirty!

In this episode we’re going Paleo…Paleo diet that is! There’s been a bit of controversy concerning this “lifestyle” from the anthropological community. So I thought we’d examine the concept of the diet and what it does and doesn’t have to do with the lives of our paleolithic ancestors. Also, (to be read with your best Jerry Seinfeld impression) what, is the deal, with Paleo muffins?

Here are some links you might be interested in checking out from the episode:

  • Loren Cordain’s Website
  • Christina Warriner’s “Debunking the Paleo Diet” TedTalk
  • The Top 25 Paleo Bloggers
  • Kerin O’dea Article on Aboriginal Australian Hunter-Gatherers
  • WHO Article on Pacific Islanders and the Western Diet

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McNiven OUT!



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