Food Sex and Evolution?

As a bioanthropologist, I am interested in the biocultural evolutionary context of the human experience, from primitive to modern. Driving forces of evolution are the quest for food and sex and they form an essential part of our human experience. Sexual reproduction is one source of our genetic variation and our adaptations to food and the many cultural tools and trappings we have to obtain, process, and prepare food have had an impact on our genome. My research interests in bioarchaeology have focused on the health impacts of local environmental adaptation and how we remain either resilient or adapt to subsequent changes. My interest in genetics lies in olfaction and how we have variation in our genes across populations that perhaps has been partially guided by our local diets, flora and fauna (as well as genetic drift).

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