Predation of Humans by Other Animals10 Apr 2009 17:40
Being eaten by other animals appears to have been a major risk for humans (and other hominids) over most of our evolutionary history. What did this do to us?
It is tempting to somehow connect our interest in horror movies and novels with this; can this actually be done in a defensible way? What would such an argument look like?
- Barbara Ehrenreich, Blood Rites
- To read:
- Donna L. Hart and Robert W. Sussman, Man the Hunted: Primates, Predators, and Human Evolution
- Hans Kruuk, Hunter and Hunted: Relationships Between Carnivores and People
- David Quamen, Monsters of God