HOF Episode 1: Human Ancestors and Prehistoric Foragers

What makes us human? Humans are just animals who know how to cook. This first episode attempts to explain what humans and our hominid ancestors have been eating for the 6 million years since we first came down from the trees, how taming fire and cooking gave us our big brains and human culture, up through the foraging days of homo sapiens hunting and gathering in the Paleolithic.

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Pleased to finally post the first episode of the AnthroChef Podcast, the History of Food!

 

Theme music by the incredible Michael Levy of Ancient Lyre. This rendition of the Hurian Hymn, the oldest known piece of sheet music, and the whole album “An Ancient Lyre” and much more is available from all major digital music stores and streaming sites.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

http://www.persee.fr/doc/paleo_0153-9345_1991_num_17_1_4537

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-the-sea-saved-humanity-2012-12-07/

http://boingboing.net/2009/12/16/how-shellfish-saved.html

http://www.npr.org/2010/08/02/128849908/food-for-thought-meat-based-diet-made-us-smarter

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cooking-up-bigger-brains/

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/early-meat-eating-human-ancestors-thrived-while-vegetarian-hominin-died-out/

http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sunrise/52-02-3/s3amib2.gif

https://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/2016/3/meat-eating-among-the-earliest-humans

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/mortar-pestle-object-lesson/423852/

 

 

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