Paleofantasy is an exposé of pseudoscientific myths about our evolutionary past and the lifestyles we live today. Supported by eye-opening research combined with easily accessible language, anthropologist Marlene Zuk shows us that evolution can work much faster than was previously realized and that we are not as biologically identical to our caveman ancestors as we assume.
Evolution is about unplanned change, and every organism is full of trade-offs. From debunking the “paleo” diet to unraveling gender stereotypes, Dr. Zuk delivers a deep dive into paleofantasies and the scientific evidence that undermines them. Her ultimate goal: broadening our understanding of our origins and what they can really tell us about our present and our future.