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Why Do We Cook?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Anthropologist Richard Wrangham believes that cooking food allowed humans to transition from primitive primates to complex humans. 00:59

  2. Around 1.8 million years ago, the first modern humans emerged, boasting larger brains and smaller jaws. 02:34

  3. Spending less time eating would have enabled our ancestors to spend time developing art, language, and tools. 04:34