Archaeology of Food by Karen Bescherer Metheny
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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.

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Published August 7, 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 702 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Devoted to "the fundamental connection between food and archaeology," this two-volume set contains 284 entries written by 236 archaeologists and scholars from around the globe. One of the book's major strengths is that it includes recent discoveries and current scientific methods and technologies...

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