Journals Higher Education

$63.00

Paperback

12 October 2006

432 Pages | 22 halftones, 45 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195183474


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Evolution of the Human Diet

The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable

Edited by Peter S. Ungar

Human Evolution Series

Diet is key to understanding the ecology and evolution of our distant ancestors and their kin, the early hominins. A study of the range of foods eaten by our progenitors underscores just how unhealthy many of our diets are today. This volume brings together authorities from disparate fields to offer new insights into the diets of our ancestors. Paleontologists, archaeologists, primatologists, nutritionists and other researchers all contribute pieces to the puzzle. When their approaches are brought together, they offer an impressive glimpse into the lives of our distant ancestors. The contributions in this volume explore the frontiers of our knowledge in each of these disciplines as they address the knowns, the unknowns, and the unknowables of the evolution of hominin diets.

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