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Switching to farming made our bones lighter

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Our species developed more fragile bones when our ancestors switched from hunting to agriculture.

This fundamental shift in our bone-joint density occurred around 12,000 years ago at the beginning of the Holocene epoch.

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Crabby Kitten

Genetic defects, diseases, inbreeding and illnesses also contributes to a weaker bone structure.

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bubblykiss

So my cotton-pickin' ancestors were not as tough as my badger bashin' ones?

I can't wait to see what Cheetos do to humanity in 159 years.

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clare256

Sounds somewhat Lamarkian to me. Seems like there should be more to it than simply exercise and diet. I suppose diet could change the development of a fetus' bones....

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