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By Robert I. Curtis

This article discusses options in nutrients processing and upkeep from the palaeolithic interval via to the overdue Roman Empire. It considers the quintessential position meals know-how performed within the political, financial, and social textile of historic society.

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Changing interpretations of often contradictory evidence begets controversy and characterizes a field continually in (lux. Nevertheless, as competing theories arise and contend with each other, dead ends are met, new directions are taken, our understanding of man's beginnings becomes clearer. T o impose order on the mass of archaeological material dating to the early periods of man's history — there is, of course, no written evidence — and to relate it to cultural developments down to historic times, prehistorians have defined subdivisions of time based upon observed changes in the most frequently found and widely-spread artifacts, stone tools.

O l d o w a n Tools: 1 a n d 2. C h o p p i n g tools, from Olduvai Gorge; 3. T o o l from Sterkfontein, S. Africa; 4. C h o p p e r from Vallonet cave, Provence, France, c o n t e m p o r a r y with Beds 1 and 2 at Olduvai. Bordes, Old Stone Age, Fig. 10. Courtesy of McGraw-Hill Companies. 14 CHAPTER ONE cutting branches or for dismemberment and breaking of animal bones. T h e small, thin Hakes, often retouched, possessed sharp edges useful for skinning and scraping or for precise cutting in butchery.

Habilis but significantly in H. erectus), as well as a less developed j a w musculature in comparison with that of Paranthropus indicate differences in diet. 20 And finally, 17 Elizabeth C u l o t t a , " A N e w H u m a n A n c e s t o r ? " Science 2 8 4 (23 April 1999): 5 7 2 - 7 3 ; J e a n d e Heinzelln, J . D e s m o n d C l a r k , T i m W h i t e , William H a r t , Paul R e n n e , G i d a y W o l d e G a b r i e l , Y o n a s B e y e n e , a n d Elisabeth V r b a , " E n v i r o n m e n t a n d B e h a v i o r of 2 .

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