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Meat-eating & human evolution

Author: Craig B Stanford; Henry Thomas Bunn
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Human evolution series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When, why, and how early humans began to eat meat are three of the most fundamental unresolved questions in the study of human origins. This work takes a novel and interdisciplinary approach to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig B Stanford; Henry Thomas Bunn
ISBN: 0195131398 9780195131390
OCLC Number: 123102409
Description: xii, 370 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Deconstructing the Serengeti / Martha Tappen --
Taphonomy of the Swartkrans hominid postcrania and its bearing on issues of meat-eating and fire management / Travis R. Pickering --
Neandertal hunting and meat-processing in the Near East: evidence from Kebara Cave (Israel) / John D. Speth, Eitan Tchernov --
Modeling the edible landscape / Jeanne Sept --
The dog-eat-dog world of carnivores: a review of past and present carnivore community dynamics / Blaire Van Valkenburgh --
A comparison of social meat-foraging by chimpanzees and human foragers / Craig B. Stanford --
Meat and the early human diet: insights from neotropical primate studies / Lisa M. Rose --
The other faunivory: primate insectivory and early human diet / William C. McGrew --
Meat-eating by the fourth African ape / Margaret J. Schoeninger ... [et al.] --
Hunting, power scavenging, and butchering by Hadza Foragers and by Plio-Pleistocene Homo / Henry T. Bunn --
Is meat the hunter's property?: big game, ownership, and explanations of hunting and sharing / Kristen Hawkes --
Specialized meat-eating in the Holocene: and archaeological case from the frigid tropics of high-altitude Peru / John W. Rick, Katherine M. Moore --
Mutualistic hunting / Michael S. Alvard --
Intragroup resource transfers: comparative evidence, models, and implications for human evolution / Bruce Winterhalder --
The evolutionary consequences of increased carnivory in hominids / Robert A. Foley --
Neonate body size and hominid carnivory / Natalia Vasey, Alan Walker --
Conclusions: research trajectories on hominid meat-eating / Henry T. Bunn, Craig B. Stanford.
Series Title: Human evolution series.
Other Titles: Meat-eating and human evoution
Responsibility: edited by Craig B. Stanford & Henry T. Bunn.

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" A series of fascinating and scholarly essays, designed for students but accessible to the general reader." * New Scientist *

 
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