This work contains a collection of the most influential papers of the late Glynn Isaac which illustrate his work in East Africa on the earliest records of the human species. It consists of 18 essays on the archaeology of the Old Stone Age in Kenya and Tanzania.
List of illustrations; List of tables; Foreword Mary Leakey; Acknowledgements; The writings of Glynn Isaac, 1937-85; Introduction John Gowlett; 1. The archaeology of human origins; 2. Site location and the use of land; 3. Diet and foodsharing; 4. Technology; 5. Approaches to archaeology; References; Index.