Food and Drink in Archaeology 3


ISBN-13 978-1-903018-78-1

Published Jan 2012

152 pages; 246×174 mm; paperback with flaps; b&w illustrations



Food and Drink in Archaeology

Food and Drink in Archaeology 3

University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference 2009

• Part of a new and ongoing series •The papers given at this conference range over many historic and prehistoric periods as well as continents and regions. Great strides have been made in recent decades in the various forms of botanical and physical analysis of archaeological finds which have enabled students to gain greater insight into diet and cooking technologies than was possible when all they had to go on was the survival of artefacts. These papers emanate from the cutting edge of archaeological research, among the postgraduates who will one day make up the teaching force of the world’s universities.The subjects covered in this year’s proceedings include:

  • Psychoactive consumption in Cypriot Bronze Age mortuary ritual
  • Food consumption and ritual at the Early Iron Age tholos cemetery of
  • Moni Odigitria, south-central Greece
  • Elite ideology and feasting practices in Early Iron Age Greece
  • Intoxicating drinks and drunkards appearing in ancient Indian art and literature
  • Sixteenth-century polemics about cold-drinking
  • Living and eating in coastal southern Brazil during prehistory: a review
  • The deceased as metaphorical food in Iron Age Veneto (Italy).
  • Food diversity in Mesolithic Scotland
  • Ritualized feasting-goods from Norwegian graves
  • Feasting and the state in Uruk Mesopotamia
  • Prehistoric spoons: eating, drinking or holding

The book is in academic form; it is copiously illustrated with figures and tables.