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Archaeological Studies of Cooking and Food Preparation

Abstract Foodways have been a component of archaeological research for decades. However, cooking and food preparation, as specific acts that could reveal social information about life beyond the kitchen, only became a focus of archaeological inquiry more recently. A review of the literature on cooking and food preparation reveals a shift from previous studies on subsistence strategies, consumption, and feasting. The new research is different because of the social questions that are asked, the change in focus to preparation and production rather than consumption, and the interest in highlighting marginalized people and their daily experiences. The theoretical perspectives the literature addresses revolve around practice, agency, and gender. As a resu... (more)
Created Date 2017-10-04
Contributor Graff, Sarah (ASU author) / Barrett, the Honors College
Type Text
Extent 87 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10814-017-9111-5 / ISSN: 1059-0161 / ISSN: 1573-7756
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Citation Graff, S.R. J Archaeol Res (2017).
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