Archaeology of Food

Archaeology of Food

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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, 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 features recent discoveries alongside the results of decades of research. The contributors provide overviews of current knowledge and theoretical perspectives, raise key questions, and delve into myriad scientific, archaeological, and material analyses to add depth to our understanding of food. The encyclopedia serves 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.Counihan, Carole M. 2002. ... Mummified human remains can be found in all parts of the world. ... Heavy metals such as mercury (Hg) or arsenic (As) and low pH values also preserve soft tissue by suppressing ... His body was preserved for more than 5, 300 years in an Italian Alpine glacier before he was discovered in 1991 by two German mountaineers at an altitude of 3, 210 meters above sea level .

Title:Archaeology of Food
Author:Karen Bescherer Metheny, Mary C. Beaudry
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-08-07


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