"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
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.