Invention of cooking drove evolution of the human species, new book argues

Monday, June 1, 2009 - 15:00 in Paleontology & Archaeology

 “You are what you eat.” Can these pithy words explain the evolution of the human species?Yes, says Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, who argues in a new book that the invention of cooking — even more than agriculture, the eating of meat, or the advent of tools — is what led to the rise of more

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