The Human Evolution Cookbook

9781931707497: Paperback
Release Date: 11th February 2003

20 illus.

Dimensions: 229 x 152

Number of Pages: 114

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

The Human Evolution Cookbook

Paperback / £16.99

This humorous account of human evolution, from the beginnings of bipedalism through the Upper Paleolithic, is set in the context of a cookbook, with recipes and cartoons to match the unfolding stories. Each chapter discusses a particular milestone or event in human development, and a dash of prehistory, a sprinkling of recipes, and a generous helping of humor painlessly lighten the professorial instruction.

From leading us to understand the first tool makers to showing us how to prepare a Neanderthal dinner party at the site of the authors' most recent excavations in Pech de l'Aze in France's Dordogne Valley near the town of Sarlat, this book presents archaeology as never before.

Food and Evolution
The Earliest Humans
The First Tool-Makers
Man the Hunter, or Man the Scavenger?
World Colonists, or Out of Africa (Part 1)
The Middle Paleolithic or Mousterian
The Origins of Modern Humans, or Out of Africa (Part 2)
The definition of "Modern" Homo sapiens (Part 1)
The definition of "Modern" Homo sapiens (Part 2)
Upper Paleolithic Industries of France
A Prehistory Dinner Party

Harold L. Dibble is Professor of Anthropology and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Dan Williamson is owner of Chef Dan's Culinary Adventures, which leads gastronomic tours of France. Brad M. Evans is a GIS and Educational Technology Specialist with the Bishop Museum in Honolulu.