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Guts and Brains An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record

Edited By: Wil Roebroeks
280 pages, 57 illus
Guts and Brains
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The human brain and its one hundred billion neurons compose the most complex organ in the body and harness more than 20 per cent of all the energy we produce. Why do we have such large and energy-demanding brains, and how have we been able to afford such an expensive organ for thousands of years? This book discusses the key variables at stake in such a question, including the relationship between brain size and diet, diet and social organization, and large brains and the human sexual division of labour.

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Wil Roebroeks is Professor of Palaeolithic Archaeology at Leiden University, the Netherlands

Edited By: Wil Roebroeks
280 pages, 57 illus
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