By Robert I. Curtis

ISBN-10: 9004096817

ISBN-13: 9789004096813

Applying a large choice of resources, this booklet discusses suggestions in foodstuff processing and renovation from the Palaeolithic interval in the course of the overdue Roman Empire. throughout the a while, there was the necessity to gather and preserve a constant nutrients offer resulting in the discovery of instruments and new applied sciences to technique definite plant and animal meals into various and extra usable kinds. This instruction manual provides the result of the newest investigations, identifies controversies, and issues to components wanting additional paintings. it's the first booklet to concentration in particular on old foodstuff expertise, and to debate the essential position it performed within the political, financial, and social textile of historic society. totally documented and lavishly illustrated with a number of photos and drawings, it's going to entice scholars and students of either the humanities and the sciences.

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WER AND MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC PERIODS 1. East and South Africa ‫כ‬ 6 CHAPTER ONE the oldest up to that time. 4 mya. T e r m e d Ardipithecus ramidus, this hominid differs significantly from apes in its dental, cranial, and post-cranial characteristics, and to a lesser extent from Australopithecus, with which it may be a sister taxon. 5 Shortly after Ard. ramidus‫ י‬discovery, another find, Australopithecus anamensis, from Kanapoi and Allia Bay, Kenya, near Lake Turkana, was announced. 2 mya, this is the earliest hominid which reliable evidence shows to have walked upright at least part of the time.

Garhi was ancestor to H. 7‫ י‬T h e proposition that tool making was species specific, therefore, may have to be altered if these finds in the Hata beds bear further scrutiny. Credit for the earliest stone tools, however, must continue to reside for the moment with H. habilis rather than with any australopithecine. T h e former possessed a greater brain size and assumed increased brain structure, and his t h u m b placement allowed for more precise grasping than the chimpanzee-like t h u m b of, for instance, A.

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