Ancestral Appetites Food in Prehistory

ISBN-10: 0521727073

ISBN-13: 9780521727075

Edition: 2011

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ancestors
Our Ancient Heritage
Our Unique Heritage
Beginnings
The Australopithecines and Their Kin
Man the Hunter, Woman the Gatherer
Bones, Butchery, and the Scavenging Hypothesis
A Closer Look at the Fossil Record
History in the Body: Evolutionary Anatomy and Molecular Markers
Cooking
Foraging
The Upper Paleolithic Revolution?
The Late Pleistocene World
New Tools, New Tactics: The Food Quest in the Late Pleistocene
Farmers
The Questions
The Natural History of Agriculture
The Human Factor: Decisions and Revisions
Better Living through Chemistry
Agriculture: Adaptation, Strategy, and Tradition
Hunger
Food Supply in a Changing Environment
Hunger in Nature
Hunger and Human Societies
Fighting Hunger: Culture and Creativity
Abundance
Abundance in Nature
Surplus, Sharing, and Human Societies
The Uses of Abundance
Abundance, Diet, and Health: The Effects of Social Inequality
Beyond Storage and Sharing: Surplus as Symbol
Contacts
Acceptance and Dispersal of Novel Foods
The Spread of Agriculture in Prehistoric Europe
Eating, Drinking, and Roman Expansion
Peaches, Cowpeas, Melons, and Hogs: Old World Foods in Southeastern North America
The Global Reach of Foodways
Extinctions
Man versus Mammoth
Invasion of the Island Snatchers
Firestarters
Chewing the Scenery
Final Thoughts
Nostalgia for the Pleistocene
Hunger on a Crowded Planet
The Conservation Conundrum
Food, Prehistory, and Human Nature
Notes
References Cited
Index
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