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The Human Evolution Cookbook

The Human Evolution Cookbook

by Harold L. Dibble, Dan Williamson and Brad M. Evans

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

114 pages, 229.00 x 152.00 x 0.00 mm, 20 illus.

  • ISBN: 9781931707497
  • Published: February 2003



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.