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The Resource Ancestral appetites : food in prehistory, Kristen J. Gremillion

Ancestral appetites : food in prehistory, Kristen J. Gremillion

Label
Ancestral appetites : food in prehistory
Title
Ancestral appetites
Title remainder
food in prehistory
Statement of responsibility
Kristen J. Gremillion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book explores the relationship between prehistoric people and their food including what they ate, why they ate it, and how researchers have pieced together the story of past foodways from material traces. Contemporary human food traditions encompass a seemingly infinite variety, but all are essentially strategies for meeting basic nutritional needs developed over millions of years. Humans are designed by evolution to adjust our feeding behavior and food technology to meet the demands of a wide range of environments through a combination of social and experiential learning. In this book, the author demonstrates how these evolutionary processes have shaped the diversification of human diet over several million years of prehistory. She draws on evidence extracted from the material remains that provide the only direct evidence of how people procured, prepared, presented, and consumed food in prehistoric times
  • "This book explores the relationship between prehistoric people and their food - what they ate, why they ate it, and how researchers have pieced together the story of past foodways from material traces. Contemporary human food traditions encompass a seemingly infinite variety, but all are essentially strategies for meeting basic nutritional needs developed over millions of years. Humans are designed by evolution to adjust our feeding behavior and food technology to meet the demands of a wide range of environments through a combination of social and experiential learning. In this book, Kristen J. Gremillion demonstrates how these evolutionary processes have shaped the diversification of human diet over several million years of prehistory. She draws on evidence extracted from the material remains that provide the only direct evidence of how people procured, prepared, presented, and consumed food in prehistoric times"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gremillion, Kristen J.
Dewey number
394.1/209012
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.F6
LC item number
G74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Food habits
  • Food preferences
  • Diet
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Food Preferences
  • Food
  • History, Ancient
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Label
Ancestral appetites : food in prehistory, Kristen J. Gremillion
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
672300094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780521898423
Lccn
2010044632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)672300094
Label
Ancestral appetites : food in prehistory, Kristen J. Gremillion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
672300094
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780521898423
Lccn
2010044632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)672300094

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