Feast: Why Humans Share Food by Martin Jones

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  • ISBN 10 0199209014
  • ISBN 13 9780199209019
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Publisher Oxford University Press

Publishers Text

Is sharing food such an everyday, unremarkable occurrence In fact, the human tendency to sit together peacefully over food is actually rather an extraordinary phenomenon, and one which many species find impossible. It is also a pheonomenon with far-reaching consequences for the global environment and human social evolution. So how did this strange and powerful behaviour come about In Feast, Martin Jones uses the latest archaeological methods to illuminate how humans came to share food in the first place and how the human meal has developed since then. From the earliest evidence of human consumption around half a million years ago to the era of the TV dinner and the drive-through diner, this fascinating account unfolds the history of the human meal and its huge impact both on human society and the ecology of the planet.

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