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This article discusses ideas in nutrients processing and maintenance from the palaeolithic interval via to the overdue Roman Empire. It considers the necessary position nutrition expertise performed within the political, financial, and social cloth of historic society.

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Ancient Food Technology (Technology and Change in History)

This article discusses techniques in foodstuff processing and maintenance from the palaeolithic interval via to the past due Roman Empire. It considers the necessary position foodstuff expertise performed within the political, monetary, and social textile of historical society.

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Garhi was ancestor to H. 7‫ י‬T h e proposition that tool making was species specific, therefore, may have to be altered if these finds in the Hata beds bear further scrutiny. Credit for the earliest stone tools, however, must continue to reside for the moment with H. habilis rather than with any australopithecine. T h e former possessed a greater brain size and assumed increased brain structure, and his t h u m b placement allowed for more precise grasping than the chimpanzee-like t h u m b of, for instance, A.

Fermentation plays a primary role in the production of wine, but so does treading and pressing. T o concentrate on each activity or principle separately would, I believe, result in a loss of understanding of the whole, thereby giving a false impression of the technology itself. Additionally, to treat the subject strictly topically would, I believe, have hindered, if not prevented, accomplishing a m a j o r goal, that of placing food technology within ancient society. So, for example, Forbes' topical treatment of the subject tends to mix Egyptian, ancient Near Eastern, Greek, and R o m a n contributions in a way that obscures the role of innovation within each society.

This can result from, a m o n g other factors, the m o m e n t u m and direction of the spread of the culture with its technology from one area to another and the rate of adaptation of the innovation in a different environment. O u r understanding of the relationship of cultural development in various geographic areas may also be hampered by the degree of archaeological work accomplished in one place compared to that in another. 1 A. Hominids and Their Tools Ausiralopiihecines Most everyone agrees that man began in Africa, where ca.

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