The Evolution of Hominin Diets

Integrating Approaches to the Study of Palaeolithic Subsistence

  • Jean-Jacques Hublin
  • Michael P. Richards

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. J. Josh Snodgrass, William R. Leonard, Marcia L. Robertson
    Pages 15-29
  3. Peter William Lucas, Zhongquan Sui, Kai Yang Ang, Hugh Tiang Wah Tan, Sheau Horng King, Brooke Sadler et al.
    Pages 31-41
  4. Mary C. Stiner, Steven L. Kuhn
    Pages 157-169
  5. Zeresenay Alemseged, René Bobe
    Pages 181-188
  6. Katharine Macdonald, Wil Roebroeks, Alexander Verpoorte
    Pages 211-220
  7. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Pages 265-268
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 259-264

About this book


This volume brings together new and important research from the top experts in hominid diets across multiple fields. The objective of the volume is to explore if there is a consensus between the different methods, allowing us to better understand the nature of hominin dietary strategies through time. Contributions focus on modern studies, faunal studies, physical anthropology, archaeological studies, and isotopic studies, all aimed at answering the major questions of the evolution of hominid diets, such as: meat-eating emergence, hunting vs. scavenging, hunting technologies, and resource intensification in later humans.


Adaptation Archaeological Sciences Biological Anthropology Evolution Human Evolution Nutrition Paleoanthropology ecology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Jacques Hublin
    • 1
  • Michael P. Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9698-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9699-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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