1Hooper LV (2004) Bacterial contributions to mammalian gut development. Trends Microbiol 12, 129–134.
2Xu J & Gordon JI (2003) Honor thy symbionts. Proc Nat Acad Sci U S A 100, 10452–10459.
3Nicholson JK, Holmes E & Wilson ID (2005) Gut microorganisms, mammalian metabolism and personalized health care. Nat Rev Microbiol 3, 431–438.
4Dethlefsen L, Eckburg PB, Bik EM, et al. (2006) Assembly of the human intestinal microbiota. Trends Ecol Evol 21, 517–523.
5Cordain L, Eaton SB, Sebastian A, et al. (2005) Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr 81, 341–354.
6Leach JD (2007) Evolutionary perspective on dietary intake of fibre and colorectal cancer. Eur J Clin Nutr 61, 140–142.
7Leach JD (2007) Prebiotics in ancient diets. Food Sci Technol Bull 4 .
8Leach JD (2008) Are daily dietary fibre recommendations too low? An evolutionary perspective. Network Health Dietitians Magazine, vol. 34, , pp. 12–13.
9Gibson GR & Roberfroid MB (1995) Dietary modulation of the colonic microbiota: introducing the concept of prebiotics. J Nutr 125, 1401–1412.
10Gibson GR, Probert HM, Van Loo JAE, et al. (2004) Dietary modulation of the human colonic microbiota: updating the concept of prebiotics. Nutr Res Rev 17, 257–259.
11Van Loo J (2005) Prebiotics: a nutritional concept gaining momentum in modern nutrition. Food Sci Technol Bull 2, 83–100.
12Rao V (2001) The prebiotic properties of oligofructose at low intake level. Nutr Res 21, 843–848.
13Tuohy KM, Kolida S, Lustenberger AM, et al. (2007) The prebiotic effects of biscuits containing partially hydrolysed guar gum and fructo-oligosaccharides: a human volunteer study. Br J Nutr 86, 341–348.
14Kolida S, Meyer D & Gibson GR (2007) A double-blind placebo-controlled study to establish the bifidogenic dose of inulin in healthy humans. Eur J Clin Nutr 61, 1189–1195.
15Van Loo J, Coussement P, De Leenheer L, et al. (2005) On the presence of inulin and oligofructose as natural ingredients in the Western diet. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 35, 525–552.
16Douglas L & Sanders ME (2008) Probiotics and prebiotics in dietetic practice. J Am Diet Assoc 108, 510–521.
17Leach JD, Rastall RA & Gibson GR (2006) Prebiotics: past, present and future. In Prebiotics: Development and Application, pp. 237–248 [Gibson GR and Rastall RA, editors]. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
18Shafer HJ (1988) The prehistoric legacy of the Lower Pecos Region of Texas. Bull Texas Archaeol Soc 59, 23–52.
19Sobolik KD (1994) Paleonutrition of the Lower Pecos Region of the Chihuahuan Desert. In Paleonutrition: the Diet and Health of Prehistoric Americans, pp. 247–264 [Sobolik KD, editor]. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University.
20Williams-Dean GJ (1978) .
21Bryant VM Jr (1975) Pollen as an indicator of prehistoric diets in Coahuila, Mexico. Bull Texas Archaeol Soc 46, 87–106.
22Edwards SK (1990) .
23Stock JA (1983) .
24Mancilla-Margalli NA & Lopez MG (2006) Water-soluble carbohydrates and fructan structure patterns from Agave and Dasylirion species. J Agric Food Chem 54, 7832–7839.
25López MG, Mancilla-Margalli NA & Mendoza-Díaz G (2003) Molecular structures of fructans from Agave tequilana Weber var. azul. J Agric Food Chem 51, 7835–7840.
26Dering P (1999) Earth-oven plant processing in archaic period economies: an example from a semi-arid savannah in south-central North America. Am Antiq 64, 659–674.
27Wandsnider L (1997) The roasted and the boiled: food composition and heat treatment with special emphasis on pit-hearth cooking. J Anthropol Archaeol 16, 1–48.
28Huebner J (1991) Cactus for dinner, again! An isotopic analysis of Late Archaic diet in the Lower Pecos region of Texas. In Papers on Lower Pecos Prehistory, Studies in Archeology 8, pp. 175–190 [Turpin SA, editor]. Austin, TX: Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas.
29Sobolik KD (1996) Nutritional constraints and mobility patterns of hunter–gatherers in the Northern Chihuahuan Desert. In Case Studies in Environmental Archaeology, pp. 195–214 [Reitz EJ, Newsom LA and Scudder SJ, editors]. New York: Plenum Press.
30Sorenson MV & Leonard WR (2001) Neandertal energetics and foraging efficiency. J Hum Evol 40, 483–495.
31Urías-Silvas JE, Cani PD, Delmee E, et al. (2008) Physiological effects of dietary fructans extracted from Agave tequilana Gto. and Dasylirion spp. Br J Nutr 99, 254–261.
32Praznik W & Beck RHF (1985) Application of gel permeation chromatographic systems to the determination of the molecular weight of inulin. J Chromatogr 348, 187–197.
33Leach JD, Nickels D, Moses BK, et al. (2001) Estimating rates of burned rock discard: results from an experimental earth oven. In Test Excavations at the Culebra Creek Site, 41BX126, Bexar County, Texas, Archaeological Survey Report, , pp. 275–283 [Nickels DL, Bousman CB and Leach JD, et al. , editors]. San Antonio, TX: Center for Archaeological Research, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
34Böhm A, Kaiser I, Trebstein A, et al. (2005) Heat-induced degradation of inulin. Eur Food Res Technol 220, 1438–2377.
35Pazola Z & Cieslak J (1979) Changes in carbohydrates during the production of coffee substitute extracts, especially in the roasting process. Food Chem 4, 41–52.
36Livesey G, Buss D, Cousement P, et al. (2000) Suitability of traditional energy values for novel foods and food ingredients. Food Control 11, 249–289.
37Roberfroid M (2005) Inulin-type Fructans: Functional Food Ingredients. CRC Series in Modern Nutrition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
38Cummings JH & Macfarlane GT (1991) The control and consequences of bacterial fermentation in the human colon. J Appl Bacteriol 70, 443–459.
39Brand-Miller JC & Holt SHA (1998) Australian Aboriginal plant foods: a consideration of the their nutritional compositional and health implications. Nutr Res Rev 11, 5–23.
40Turnbaugh PJ, Ley RE, Hamady M, et al. (2007) The Human Microbiome Project. Nature 449, 804–810.
42Tsai F & Coyle WJ (2009) The microbiome and obesity: is obesity linked to our gut flora? Curr Gastroenterol Rep 4, 307–313.