Ultimately, breeding and agriculture have enabled for an increase in life expectancy of the human species. But, at its beginning, that is to say the first hundreds of years of experimentations, these practises could have seemed rather negative: agriculture and sedentary breeding induced a rhythm of life more tiring than the one of hunter-gatherer, and proximity to crops and livestock favoured the emergence and spreading of diseases. A question then arises: how is it that our ancestors persisted in this direction?
In issue 498 (April 2015) of the French science magazine La Recherche, Pierre Jouventin, former research director in ethology at the cnrs, proposes an interesting hypothesis which, in some indirect way, may give an explanation to this enigma1P. Jouventin, 2015. L’Évolution de l’homme sur la piste du loup, La Recherche, 498, pp. 60–65..
|↑1||P. Jouventin, 2015. L’Évolution de l’homme sur la piste du loup, La Recherche, 498, pp. 60–65.|