Evolution of the Human Diet: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable

Evolution of the Human Diet: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable

by Peter S. Ungar

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Evolution of the Human Diet: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable by Peter S. Ungar

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198040477
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Series: Human Evolution Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Peter S. Ungar is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas.

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