Did Cooking Make Us Human?

Is there one thing responsible for humans becoming human? Some evolutionary biologists think that the way we process our food, namely cooking it, could explain why our species developed so differently from others. Did cooking make us human? Dr. Richard Wrangham of Harvard University and Dr. Rachel Carmody of UCSF and Harvard discuss the impact that cooked food has had on human evolution.
Produced by Briana Breen and edited by Audrey Quinn. Music by Henry Nagle.

Origin Stories – The Leakey Foundation | 31st December 2016

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