The Archaeology of Food and Drink


Studies of past human diets have moved beyond analyses of animal bones and seeds to encompass new theoretical goals and innovative analytical techniques. In this seminar-style course, students will explore methods of understanding food-related social interactions such as evidence including residues, ancient DNA, isotopes, and trace elements, along with more traditional artifacts and archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological remains. By examining case studies from around the world, we evaluate the current state of research attempting to integrate the biological and cultural aspects of eating and drinking.
Course Attributes: EN S; AS LCD; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

Section 01

The Archaeology of Food and Drink - 01
INSTRUCTOR: Woldekiros
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This course satisfies


Anthropology Global Health and Environment

Course Requirements

Anthropology Major Elective Environment Elective