By Robert I. Curtis
This article discusses suggestions in foodstuff processing and renovation from the palaeolithic interval via to the overdue Roman Empire. It considers the quintessential position nutrients know-how performed within the political, financial, and social textile of historic society.
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T h i s p e r m i t ted a n evolution w h e r e b y e n e r g y , otherwise utilized for a larger gut to digest plant foods, was diverted to the b r a i n . T h e e x t r a e n e r g y went i n t o s u p p o r t i n g a l a r g e r b r a i n . T h e r e m a y also b e a correlation b e t w e e n increased b r a i n size a n d tin ־extra e n e r g y a c q u i r e d by a m o t h e r w h o s e diet b e g a n to b e m o r e heavily m e a t b a s e d . T h e m o t h e r ' s a d d e d e n e r g y was passed o n to h e r fetus w h o s e b r a i n size t h e r e b y increased.
2 6 4 - 3 4 3 ; G o w l e t t , Ascent to Civilization, p p . 1 1 0 - 1 3 ; W y m c r , Palaeolithic Age, p p . 1 4 5 - 5 6 ; Dickson, Ancient Preludes, p p . 2 0 9 - 1 4 ; B r a i d w o o d , Prehistoric Men, p p . 5 0 58. ()WER AND MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC PERIODS precision grasping, development of shoulders, ribs, and waist to aid movement and maneuverability, a more sophisticated brain structure leading to increased cognitive skills, and perhaps a rudimentary form of speech. H. 0 mya perhaps to Europe.
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