Ancient Food Technology (Technology and Change in History) by Robert I. Curtis

By Robert I. Curtis

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

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H. erectus fossils h a v e b e e n r e c o r d e d in N o r t h a n d East A f r i c a (Algeria a n d O l d u v a i G o r g e , for e x a m p l e ) , S o u t h e a s t Asia (Java), a n d C h i n a . W h e t h e r II. erectus m a d e it to E u r o p e is o p e n to question. They d i s a p p e a r f r o m t h e fossil r e c o r d s a b o u t 3 0 0 , 0 0 0 B. P. in J a v a . C . C . Swisher, III, W . J . Rink, S. C . A n t o n , H . P. S c h w a r c z , G . H . C u r t i s , A. S u p r i j o , a n d W i d i a s m o r o , "Latest Homo erectus of J a v a : Potential C o n t e m p o r a n e ity with Homo sapiens in S o u t h e a s t Asia," Science 2 7 4 (13 Dec.

Sapiens in the F a r East w e r e c o n t e m p o r a r y with H. erectus d o w n to ca. 2 7 , 0 0 0 B. P. See S w i s h e r et al, "Latest Homo erectus ofJ a v a , " p p . 1 8 7 0 - 7 4 . 41 Isaac, " A r c h a e o l o g y of H u m a n O r i g i n s , " pp. 1 3 2 - 3 4 ; G o w l e t t , Ascent to Civilization, 52 5 3 . pp. ‫כ‬ THF, ! ( ) W E R AND MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC PERIODS W e a r patterns on stone tools or cut marks on bone, therefore, can provide only part of the picture of early hominid diet.

8 3 99; M i l f o r d H . WolpofT, A l a n G . T h o r n e , F r e d H . S m i t h , D a v i d W . Frayer, a n d G e o f f r e y Ci. Pope, " M u l t i r e g i o n a l Evolution: A W o r l d - w i d e S o u r c e for M o d e r n H u m a n P o p u l a t i o n s , " in Origins of Anatomically Modern Humans. M a t t h e w H . Nitecki a n d D o r i s V. Nitecki, eds. (New Y o r k : P l e n u m Press, 1994), p p . 175 99. 39 Cf. C h r i s S t r i n g e r a n d R o b i n M c K i e , African Exodus ( L o n d o n : J o n a t h a n C a p e , 1996); C h r i s t o p h e r B.

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