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    Quote Originally Posted by a_garcia49 View Post
    I'm curious how the sedentary agriculture tribes/kingdoms contrasted to the hunter-gatherers.

    While I doubt they'd be obese like today's population, it'd probably lean more toward "farmer fit" as opposed to "hunter athlete" physiques.
    When I was in Guatemala, among my Indigenous people, obese people were rare......it seemed like almost everyone had low body fat. A lot of the men, who were mainly farmers and laborers, had pretty big muscular forearms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queue View Post
    When I was in Guatemala, among my Indigenous people, obese people were rare......it seemed like almost everyone had low body fat. A lot of the men, who were mainly farmers and laborers, had pretty big muscular forearms.
    Makes sense, obviously many farmers/laborers have some degree of fitness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_garcia49 View Post
    I'm curious how the sedentary agriculture tribes/kingdoms contrasted to the hunter-gatherers.

    While I doubt they'd be obese like today's population, it'd probably lean more toward "farmer fit" as opposed to "hunter athlete" physiques.
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    The earliest farmers were roughly on par with hunter-gatherers in the early-most phase in this lifestyle transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural life. They were definitely more athletic than their later counterparts, especially modern farmers when the earliest forms of agriculture were far more labor intensive due to the lack of more advanced practices and tools such as draft animals and machinery that would eventually follow.

    These transitioning populations became more and more physically watered-down to where it got ingrained at a genetic level (to an extent, and varying extents depending on which populace in question). There have been studies to confirm subjects of hunter-gatherer societies and the earliest farmers far surpassed modern man physically in every category, save for height and longevity (to an extent) as far as I can recall at this very moment. Some even consider them and have the evidence to suggest they were on par with Olympic athletes.


    Sedentary populations could be quite athletic, falling around the same league with hunter-gatherer societies physically if they are war-like, placing great value on and practicing warfare on a regular basis with a significant portion of their populace belonging to the warrior/military class, with the Aztecs being great examples (although they were originally an obscure, nomadic tribe until relatively recently when they embraced Toltec influence, being a "true civilization" for only a few centuries).

    These down below are less relevant to the subject you introduced, but I love going extra and into great detail beyond what is asked for my own pleasure at times:

    At face value, the Amerind agriculturalists were more likely to be more physically fit than their Old World counterpart given their lack of draft animals. However, to make up for it, they focused more on domesticating plant life than animal life for their greater convenience, hence why they are most fundamentally responsible for the majority of the modern world's food access and availability.
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