By Craig B. Stanford,Henry T. Bunn

ISBN-10: 0195131398

ISBN-13: 9780195131390

while, why, and the way early people started to devour meat are 3 of the main basic unresolved questions within the learn of human origins. prior to 2.5 million years in the past the presence and significance of meat within the hominid vitamin is unknown. After stone instruments look within the fossil checklist it sort of feels transparent that meat used to be eaten in expanding amounts, yet even if it was once bought via looking or scavenging is still a subject matter of excessive debate. This e-book takes a singular and strongly interdisciplinary method of the position of meat within the early hominid vitamin, inviting famous researchers who examine the human fossil list, glossy hunter-gatherers, and nonhuman primates to give a contribution chapters to a quantity that integrates those 3 views. Stanford's examine has been at the ecology of looking by way of wild chimpanzees. Bunn is an archaeologist who has labored on either the fossil checklist and smooth foraging humans. this can be a reconsideration of the position of looking, scavenging, and the makes use of of meat in mild of modern information and smooth evolutionary thought. there's presently no different e-book, nor has there ever been, that occupies the area of interest this publication will create for itself.

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