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Ancestral Appetites: Food in Prehistory Paperback – May 19, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 19, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521727073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521727075
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Highly recommended." -Choice

"Gremillion has certainly achieved her goal of creating a comprehensive and accessible book about food and prehistory."
--Helen Ohlke, Journal Canadien D'Archeologie 36

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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. 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.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Monty on September 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
Very good read on an interesting subject. good look at the co-evolution of humans and food technology, and the culture that surrounds it
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By fresh0288 on September 25, 2012
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This book is a very good read, I would recommend it to any one who would like to learn more about this kind of stuff!
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