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Food and drink in archaeology 1; proceedings.


Food and drink in archaeology 1; proceedings.

University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference (2007: Nottingham, England) Ed. by Sera Baker et al.

Prospect Books


173 pages




The inaugural Food and Drink in Archeology conference held May 18-19, 2007 at the lead editors's campus (U. of Nottingham) showcased the work of graduate students and early-career researchers in the field. In 21 papers utilizing diverse methodologies, presenters address questions about the production, distribution, and consumption of food and related practices and identities of past societies. For example, one author argues that Viking stubbornness in trying to maintain a European diet/identity lead to their demise in Greenland. Another tracks British cultural changes in the Victorian era through a study of menus and serving styles. Illustrations include food dispersal maps and artifacts. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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