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This humorous account of human evolution, from the beginnings of bipedalism through the Upper Paleolithic, is set in the context of a cookbook, with recipes and cartoons to match the unfolding stories. Each chapter discusses a particular milestone or event in human development, and a dash of prehistory, a sprinkling of recipes, and a generous helping of humor painlessly lighten the professorial instruction.
From leading us to understand the first tool makers to showing us how to prepare a Neanderthal dinner party at the site of the authors' most recent excavations in Pech de l'Aze in France's Dordogne Valley near the town of Sarlat, this book presents archaeology as never before.
Food and Evolution
The Earliest Humans
The First Tool-Makers
Man the Hunter, or Man the Scavenger?
World Colonists, or Out of Africa (Part 1)
The Middle Paleolithic or Mousterian
The Origins of Modern Humans, or Out of Africa (Part 2)
The definition of "Modern" Homo sapiens (Part 1)
The definition of "Modern" Homo sapiens (Part 2)
Upper Paleolithic Industries of France
A Prehistory Dinner Party