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Title Evolution's bite
a story of teeth, diet, and human origins /
Peter S. Ungar.
Author Ungar, Peter S., author. (1)
Publisher Princeton University Press, Princeton
Published [2017]
ISBN 0691160538
MARC No ocn962355084
Pages ix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-228) and index. How teeth work -- How teeth are used -- Out of the garden -- Our changing world -- Foodprints -- What made us human -- The Neolithic revolution -- Victims of our own success.
Ungar describes how a tooth's 'foodprints'--distinctive patterns of microscopic wear and tear--provide telltale details about what an animal actually ate in the past. These clues, combined with groundbreaking research in paleoclimatology, demonstrate how a changing climate altered the food options available to our ancestors, what Ungar calls the biospheric buffet. When diets change, species change, and Ungar traces how diet and an unpredictable climate determined who among our...
Subject Human evolution (9)
Teeth Evolution. (1)
Dental anthropology. (1)
Nutritional anthropology. (1)
Prehistoric peoples Food. (1)
Diet History. (1)
Fossil hominids. (2)
Teeth, Fossil. (1)
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution. (1)
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology. (1)
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Developmental Biology. (1)
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Location Collection Call Status Reserves Volume
Holdings Dargaville Non fiction 599. 9 UNG Issued

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