7. Food for Thought: The Role of Coastlines and Aquatic Resources in Human Evolution

  1. Stephen C. Cunnane2 and
  2. Kathlyn M. Stewart3
  1. Jon M. Erlandson

Published Online: 28 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch7

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

How to Cite

Erlandson, J. M. (2010) Food for Thought: The Role of Coastlines and Aquatic Resources in Human Evolution, in Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources (eds S. C. Cunnane and K. M. Stewart), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Research Center on Aging and Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  2. 3

    Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, K1P 6P4, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology and Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1224, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470452684

Online ISBN: 9780470609880

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Keywords:

  • coastlines and aquatic resources - role in human evolution;
  • human nutrition and physiology - aquatic ecosystems in evolution of genus Homo;
  • archaeological evidence for antiquity of fishing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Food for Thought

  • Human Nutrition and Physiology

  • Archaeological Evidence for the Antiquity of Fishing

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References