We mustn’t forget that those individuals [early humans] were also hunter-gatherers. They worked extremely hard every day to get a living.
- A typical hunter-gatherer has to walk between nine and 15 kilometers a day.
- A typical female might walk 9 kilometers a day,
- a typical male hunter-gatherer might walk 15 kilometers a day, and that’s every single day.
- That’s day-in, day-out, there’s no weekend, there’s no retirement, and you do that for your whole life. It’s about the distance if you walk from Washington, DC to LA every year.
That’s how much walking hunter-gatherers did every single year. Continue reading