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By Robert I. Curtis

Utilising a large choice of resources, this ebook discusses strategies in nutrition processing and upkeep from the Palaeolithic interval in the course of the past due Roman Empire. throughout the a while, there was the necessity to gather and keep a constant meals provide resulting in the discovery of instruments and new applied sciences to procedure sure plant and animal meals into diverse and extra usable types. This instruction manual provides the result of the newest investigations, identifies controversies, and issues to components desiring additional paintings. it's the first ebook to concentration particularly on historical nutrients expertise, and to debate the essential position it performed within the political, monetary, and social cloth of old society. totally documented and lavishly illustrated with quite a few images and drawings, it is going to entice scholars and students of either the humanities and the sciences.

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129 66. H. habilis and stone tools CHAPTER ONE 10 crs of Gona. Bones of an antelope and of a three-toed horse, found in close proximity to the bones of A. garhi, bear cut marks indicative of butchery with stone tools. That this hominid may have engaged in behavior to this point characteristic of genus Homo alone further supports the suggestion that A. 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.

84- 85, 1 0 0 - 0 9 ; K l e i n , Human Carier, p p . 183 223. " Klein, " A n a t o m y , Behavior, a n d M o d e r n H u m a n O r i g i n s , " p. 169; Poirier, Understanding Human Evolution, p p . 140 42; K a t h l e e n R. G i b s o n , " T o o l Use, L a n g u a g e a n d Social B e h a v i o r in R e l a t i o n s h i p to I n f o r m a t i o n Processing C a p a c i t i e s , " in Tools, Language and Cognition in Human Evolution. K a t h l e e n R. G i b s o n a n d T i m Ingold, cds. ( C a m b r i d g e : C a m b r i d g e University Press, 1993), p p .

Garhi h a v e yet to be discovered. See T o b i a s , Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 4, p. 709, Fig. 49, a n d p. 799; Asfaw et al, "Australopithecus garhi," p. 632. T h e issue of w h o m a d e the first tools, II. habilis, the robust australopithecines, o r both, r e m a i n s contentious. Sec T i m D . W h i t e , " T h e C o m p a r a t i v e Biology of 'robust'Australopithecus: Clues f r o m C o n text," in Evolutionaly History, p. 464; a n d Bilsborough, "Diversity, Evolution a n d A d a p t i o n , " p.

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