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By Robert I. Curtis

Using a wide selection of assets, this e-book discusses strategies in nutrition processing and renovation from the Palaeolithic interval in the course of the past due Roman Empire. throughout the a long time, there was the necessity to gather and keep a constant foodstuff provide resulting in the discovery of instruments and new applied sciences to method yes plant and animal meals into varied and extra usable kinds. This guide offers the result of the latest investigations, identifies controversies, and issues to parts desiring additional paintings. it's the first booklet to concentration in particular on old nutrition know-how, and to debate the indispensable function it performed within the political, fiscal, and social cloth of old society. absolutely documented and lavishly illustrated with various images and drawings, it's going to entice scholars and students of either the humanities and the sciences.

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G i b s o n a n d T i m Ingold, cds. ( C a m b r i d g e : C a m b r i d g e University Press, 1993), p p . 251 69; C h r i s S t r i n g e r , " H u m a n Evolution a n d Biological A d a p t a t i o n in the Pleistocene," in Hominid Evolution and Community Ecology. Prehistoric Human Adaption in Biological Perspective. R o b e r t Foley, ed. ( L o n d o n : A c a d e m i c Press, 1984), p p . 77 78. W h y t h e b r a i n size of Homo increased as it did, t h e r e b y initiating a n ever w i d e n i n g d i f f e r e n c e b e t w e e n it a n d o t h e r early h o m i n i d s , r e m a i n s u n k n o w n .

21 36. 11 T h a t / / . habilis, t h e earliest identifiable e x a m p l e of Homo, r e p r e s e n t s a single t a x o n is strongly m a i n t a i n e d b y T o b i a s , " E n v i r o n m e n t a l B a c k g r o u n d , " 129 42, a n d i d e m , Olduvai Gorge. Vol. 4, p p . 3 49. O t h e r s , h o w e v e r , assert that, b e c a u s e of significant a n a t o m i c a l variations seen in fossils f r o m different sites, t h e earliest representatives of this g e n u s m a y actually r e p r e s e n t t h r e e different species of Homo.

S u o m i . " T h e P r o d u c t i o n a n d Use of D i g g i n g T o o l s by M o n k e y s : Λ N o n h u m a n P r i m a t e M o d e l of a H o m i n i d Subsistence Activity," JAnthrRes 51 (Spring 1995): 1 8. T h e use o f t h e digging stick, h o w e v e r , m a y h a v e b e e n a n i n n o v a t i o n of Homo. S e c W . C .

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