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Archaeology of Food an Encyclcb Karen Bescherer Metheny

Archaeology of Food an Encyclcb

Karen Bescherer Metheny

Published July 3rd 2015
ISBN : 9780759123649
Hardcover
700 pages
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What are the origins of agriculture? In what ways have technological advances related to food affected human development? How have food and foodways been used to create identity, communicate meaning, and organize society? In this highly readable,MoreWhat are the origins of agriculture? In what ways have technological advances related to food affected human development? How have food and foodways been used to create identity, communicate meaning, and organize society? In this highly readable, illustrated volume, archaeologists and other scholars from across the globe explore these questions and more. The Archaeology of Food offers more than 250 entries spanning geographic and temporal contexts and featuring recent discoveries alongside the result of decades of research. They provide overviews of current knowledge and theoretical perspectives, raise key questions, and dive into the myriad scientific, archaeological, and material analyses that add depth to our understanding of food. The resulting volume will serve as a reference for scholars and students in archaeology, food studies, and related disciplines, as well as fascinating reading for culinary historians, food writers, and food and archaeology enthusiasts.