But even since I first heard of the paleo diet, and began reading about all of these remote ancestral tribes and cultures, there has been this nagging voice asking me how these populations can be translated back into the paleolithic. Some of these tribes are decidedly neolithic despite their "primitive" cultures. Any domestication of animals or cultivation of vegetation would be counter to the HG existence we are told we evolved through. So in addition to looking to remote tribes for answers -- as opposed to looking to where diets in our own cultures went off the rails -- we are essentially being asked to make the leap that these modern "paleos" in some way mirror the true paleos, but we must ignore any facets of their diet that pre-date agriculture. Hmmmph.