Ancestral Appetites: Food in Prehistory by Kristen J. Gremillion

By Kristen J. Gremillion

This e-book explores the connection among prehistoric humans and their nutrition - what they ate, why they ate it, and the way researchers have pieced jointly the tale of prior foodways from fabric strains. modern human meals traditions surround a possible limitless sort, yet all are primarily options for assembly easy dietary wishes built over thousands of years. people are designed by way of evolution to regulate our feeding habit and nutrients expertise to fulfill the calls for of a variety of environments via a mixture of social and experiential studying. during this ebook, Kristen J. Gremillion demonstrates how those evolutionary procedures have formed the diversification of human vitamin over a number of million years of prehistory. She attracts on proof extracted from the fabric is still that offer the one direct facts of the way humans procured, ready, awarded, and ate up nutrition in prehistoric instances.

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Abundant grass grain phytoliths found in the Klisoura hearths are mixed in with the ash, a strong indicator that people roasted or parched edible seeds. 16 Although the women who most likely prepared the grains were not farmers, they anticipated a technology that was to be essential to the success of cereals such as barley and wheat as staple foods. And they did not process just any wild grasses in this way; the starch grains that hide within the pores of the Ohalo II grinding stones are those of a wild barley, possibly an ancestor of the grain that fed the first farmers of the region some ten thousand years later.

We can assume that meat and fat were supplemented by plant foods, but these would have been short-lived summer phenomena in a tundra habitat and insufficient to support a group of foragers. In contrast, the migrating herds of reindeer offered large packages of meat, hides, and other useful parts. One source of calories makes its initial appearance in cultural contexts during the last 100,000 years: fish and shellfish. 1), which contained accumulations of bones and shells from a wide variety of both land and aquatic creatures.

For this to be a successful strategy, however, there had to be enough nutritional value left in these carcasses to make their exploitation worthwhile. More might be gained by actively driving away carnivores and other scavengers and appropriating their kills while they were still meaty. Whether or not a scavenging adaptation was feasible is a question that is still being debated. Relevant evidence continues to accumulate, but is not always easy to interpret as supportive of either hunting or scavenging.

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