American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a society or population before the advent of agriculture as a means of subsistence.
- adj. Before the advent of agriculture
- pre- + agricultural (Wiktionary)
“Anthropologist Adrienne Zihlman and others have noted that for 25,000 years in the preagricultural band societies, 80 percent of their sustenance came from gathering and 20 percent from hunting.”
“The fossil remains tell us that in preagricultural times, human health was excellent.”
“These creatures, rather sentimentally modeled on popular notions of Native American and African tribes, are presented as being wholly in tune with nature -- as preagricultural hunter-gatherers who subsist on the flesh of the animals they kill by means of their remarkable skill at archery.”
“We excluded dairy products, legumes, cereals, grains, potatoes and products containing potassium chloride some foods, such as mayonnaise, carrot juice and domestic meat were not consumed by hunter-gatherers, but contain the general nutritional characteristics of preagricultural foods.”
“The aggregate mass moved annually by these activities is also larger than the natural preagricultural weathering rate.”
“Binford, following upon this idea of hunter-gatherer affluence, proposed that preagricultural peoples living the good life would live it where it was best, in those optimal ecological zones where the most plentiful supplies of wild plants and animals could be found.”
“His survey of 40,000 years of symbolic imagery and ornamentation of preagricultural peoples describes the enormous diversity and distinctive features of prehistoric art from six continents.”
“The phytochemicals compared to hunter-gatherer diets. 63 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 oils is also important for It is probable that our preagricultural diets contained health. 56 This ratio has now reached a 10-20: 1 two to ten times more micronutrients. 64 proportion whereas ancestral diets probably approached a more reasonable 1-3: 1 ratio. 57-59”
“The Illinois country enjoyed a "boom," as we say in America, even in those days, and became known for a time as the Garden of New France; but only for a time, for it was so easy to earn a livelihood there that it was not long before the habitants reverted, under temptation, to the preagricultural, hunting state after giving a moment's prophecy of the stirring life that was some day to make it the garden of the new world, the busiest spot in the busy world.”
“In contrast to current Western diets, the traditional diets of many preagricultural peoples were relatively low in carbohydrate (1,”
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