The Raw and the Stolen

  title={The Raw and the Stolen},
  author={R. Wrangham and J. Jones and G. Laden and D. Pilbeam and NancyLou Conklin-Brittain},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={567 - 594}
  • R. Wrangham, J. Jones, +2 authors NancyLou Conklin-Brittain
  • Published 1999
  • Biology
  • Current Anthropology
  • Cooking is a human universal that must have had widespread effects on the nutrition, ecology, and social relationships of the species that invented it. The location and timing of its origins are unknown, but it should have left strong signals in the fossil record. We suggest that such signals are detectable at ca. 1.9 million years ago in the reduced digestive effort (e.g., smaller teeth) and increased supply of food energy (e.g., larger female body mass) of early Homo erectus. The adoption of… CONTINUE READING
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