By Craig B. Stanford
Whilst, why, and the way early people started to devour meat are 3 of the main basic unresolved questions within the examine of human origins. earlier than 2.5 million years in the past the presence and value of meat within the hominid nutrition is unknown. After stone instruments look within the fossil checklist it kind of feels transparent that meat used to be eaten in expanding amounts, yet no matter if it was once acquired via searching or scavenging continues to be a subject matter of severe debate. This e-book takes a unique and strongly interdisciplinary method of the function of meat within the early hominid vitamin, inviting famous researchers who learn the human fossil list, sleek hunter-gatherers, and nonhuman primates to give a contribution chapters to a quantity that integrates those 3 views. Stanford's learn has been at the ecology of looking through wild chimpanzees. Bunn is an archaeologist who has labored on either the fossil list and glossy foraging humans. this may be a reconsideration of the position of searching, scavenging, and the makes use of of meat in mild of contemporary info and glossy evolutionary idea. there's at present no different booklet, nor has there ever been, that occupies the area of interest this booklet will create for itself.