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Evolution of the Human Diet

The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable

Evolution of the Human Diet by Peter S. Ungar
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I. Introduction

1. Early Hominin Diets: Overview and Historical Perspectives, Alan Walker

2. Whose Diet? An Introduction to the Hominin Fossil Record, Amanda G. Henry and Bernard Wood

II. The Hominin Fossil Record

3. The Evolution of the Hominin Diet from a Dental Functional Perspective, Peter W. Lucas

4. Dental Functional Morphology: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable, Peter S. Unger

5. What Do We Know and Not Know about Diet and Enamel Structure, Mark F. Teaford

6. Mandibular Biomechanics and the Paleontolgical Evidence for the Evolution of Human Diet, David J. Daegling and Fredrick E. Grine

7. What Do We Know and Not Know about Dental Microwear and Diet?, Mark F. Teaford

8. Icarus, Isotopes, and Australopith Dies, Matt Sponheimer, Julia Lee-Thorp, and Darryl de Ruiter

9 Reconstructing Early Hominin Diets Evaluating Tooth Chemistry and Macronutrient Composition. Margaret J. Schoeinger

III. The Archaeological Record

10. Zooarchaeology and the Ecology of Oldowan Hominin Carnivory, Robert J. Blumenschine and Briana L. Pobiner

11. Meat Made Us Human, Henry t. Bunn

12. Lithic Archaeology, or, What Stone Tools Can (and Can't) Tell Us about Early Hominin Diets, John J. Shea

IV. Paleoecology and Modeling

13. Theoretical and Actualistic Ecobotanical Perspectives on Early Hominin Diets and Paleoecology

14. African Pliocene Paleoecology: Hominin Habitats, Resources, and Diets, Kaye E. Reed and Amy L. Rector

15. Modeling the Significance of Paleoenvironmental Context for Early Hominin Diets

16. The Cooking Enigma, Richard Wrangham

17. Seaonality, Fallback Strategies, and Natural Selection: A Chimpanzee and Cercopithecoid Model for Interpreting the Evolution of Hominin Diet, Joanna E. Lambert

18. Energetic Models of Human Nutritional Evolution, William R. Leonard,Marcia L. Robertson, and J.Josh Snodgrass

V. Implications of Studies of Early Hominin Diets

19. Implications of Pilo-Pleistocene Hominin Diets for Modern Humans, Loren Cordain

20. Preagricultural Diets and Evolutionary Health Promotion, S. Boyd Eaton

21. Limits to Knowledge on the Evolution of Hominin Diet, Peter S. Unger


Oxford University Press; October 2006
432 pages; ISBN 9780190293093
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Title: Evolution of the Human Diet
Author: Peter S. Ungar
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