The Resource Human diet : its origin and evolution, edited by Peter S. Ungar and Mark F. Teaford

Human diet : its origin and evolution, edited by Peter S. Ungar and Mark F. Teaford

Label
Human diet : its origin and evolution
Title
Human diet
Title remainder
its origin and evolution
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter S. Ungar and Mark F. Teaford
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diet is key to understanding the past, present, and future of our species. Much of human evolutionary success can be attributed to our ability to consume a wide range of foods. On the other hand, recent changes in the types of foods we eat may lie at the root of many of the health problems we face today. To deal with these problems, we must understand the evolution of the human diet. Studies of traditional peoples, non-human primates, human fossil and archaeological remains, nutritional chemistry, and evolutionary medicine, to name just a few, all contribute to our understanding of the evolution of the human diet. Still, as analyses become more specialized, researchers become more narrowly focused and isolated. This volume attempts to bring together authors schooled in a variety of academic disciplines so that we might begin to build a more cohesive view of the evolution of the human diet. The book demonstrates how past diets are reconstructed using both direct analogies with living traditional peoples and non-human primates, and studies of the bones and teeth of fossils.; An understanding of our ancestral diets reveals how health relates to nutrition, and conclusions can be drawn as to how we may alter our current diets to further our health
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.F6
LC item number
H85 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Human diet : its origin and evolution, edited by Peter S. Ungar and Mark F. Teaford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-200) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Perspectives on the evolution of human diet / Peter S. Ungar and Mark F. Teaford -- Evolution, diet, and health / S. Boyd Eaton, Stanley B. Eaton III, and Loren Cordain -- Post-Pleistocene human evolution: bioarcheology of the agricultural transition / Clark Spencer Larsen -- Early childhood health in foragers / Sara Stinson -- Meat-eating, grandmothering, and the evolution of early human diets / James O'Connell, Kristen Hawkes, and Nicholas Blurton Jones -- A two-stage model of increased dietary quality in early hominid evolution: the role of fiber / Nancy Lou Conklin-Brittain, Richard W. Wrangham, and Catherine C. Smith -- Plants of the apes: is there a hominoid model for the origins of the hominid diet? / Peter S. Rodman -- Hunter-gatherer diets: wild foods signal relief from diseases of affluence / Katharine Milton -- Hominid dietary niches from proxy chemical indicators in fossils: the Swartkrans example / Julia Lee-Thorp -- Paleontological evidence for the diets of African Plio-Pleistocene hominins with special reference to early Homo / Mark F. Teaford, Peter S. Ungar, and Frederick E. Grine
Control code
ocm52733019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313011399
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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.b24196472
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)52733019
  • pebcs0313011397
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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