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Author Gremillion, Kristen J., 1958-

Title Ancestral appetites : food in prehistory / Kristen J. Gremillion

Publ Info New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Prov.  GN799 .F6 G74 2011    AVAILABLE
 J&W-Denver  GN799.F6 G74 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GN799.F6 G74 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  GN799.F6 G74 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  GN799.F6 G74 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references(pages 161-175) and index
Contents Introduction -- Ancestors. Our ancient heritage ; Our unique heritage -- Beginnings. The Australopithecines and their kin ; Man the hunter, woman the gatherer ; Bones, butchery, and the scavenging hypothesis ; A closer look at the fossil record ; History in the body : evolutionary anatomy and molecular markers ; Cooking -- Foraging. The Upper Paleolithic revolution? ; The Late Pleistocene world ; New tools, new tactics : the food quest in the Late Pleistocene -- Farmers. The questions ; The natural history of agriculture ; The human factor : decisions and revisions ; Better living through chemistry ; Agriculture, adaptation, strategy, and tradition -- Hunger. Food supply in a changing environment ; Hunger in nature ; Hunger and human societies ; Fighting hunger : culture and creativity -- Abundance. Abundance in nature ; Surplus, sharing, and human socities ; The uses of abundance ; Abundance, diet, and health : the effects of social inequality ; Beyond storage and sharing : surplus as symbol -- Contacts. Acceptance and dispersal of novel foods ; The spread of agriculture in prehistoric Europe ; Eating, drinking, and Roman expansion ; Peaches, cowpeas, melons, and hogs : old world foods in Southeastern North America ; The global reach of foodways -- Extinctions. Man versus mammoth ; Invasion of the island snatchers ; Firestarters ; Chewing the scenery -- Final thoughts. Nostalgia for the Pleistocene ; Hunger on a crowded planet ; The conservation conundrum ; Food, prehistory, and human nature
LC subject Prehistoric peoples -- Food
Hunting and gathering societies
Food habits -- History
Food preferences -- History
ISBN 9780521898423 (hardback)
0521898420 (hardback)
9780521727075 (paperback)
0521727073 (paperback)