ANTH 3342 Lecture 2: 1-23-2017 How Cooking Made Us Human

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ANTH 3342
1-23-2017
Catching Fire, How Cooking Made Us Human
Diet is important to understanding organisms and their behavior
Humans are good at eating food that they have processed themselves
Humans are perfectly capable of eating raw food
Can humans live on raw food alone?
o As the percentage of food that a woman eats raw nearing 100, they menstruate
less amenorrhea(?) why? Because we have very small guts, small chewing
teeth
We are biologically adapted to eating cooked food
We have a narrower ribcage than Australopithecus, their larger gut was meant to hold a
larger gut, H. Erectus evolved with smaller gut and narrower ribcage
Tooth molar sized dropped between H. Habilis(larger teeth) to H. Erectus(smaller teeth)
Why cooking matters:
o Add water convention a way to assess the caloric value of our foods, add water
convention ignores the effects of food processing
The relationship between gut size and brain size in humans, primarily fruit-eating apes,
and primarily leaf-eating apes
Cooking food allows for additional energy to go to our brains
Maillard process has to do with smell, certain smells smell good to the human brain, a
good smell indicates high quality food, animals have this too
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