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- DescriptionFrom the ancient Near East to modern-day North America, communal consumption of food and drink punctuates the rhythms of human societies. Feasts serve many social purposes, establishing alliances for war and marriage, mobilizing labor, creating political power and ecomic advantages, and redistributing wealth. In this collection of fifteen essays, archaeologists and ethgraphers explore the material record of food and its consumption as social practice. They examine the locations of roasting pits, hearths, and refuse deposits, or the presence of special decorative ceramics, and infer ways in which feasting traditions reveal social structures of lineage, clan, moiety, and polity.
- Author BiographyMichael Dietler is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago and the author of Consumption and Colonial Encounters in the Rhone Basin of France. Hayden is a professor of archaeology at Simon Fraser University.
- PublisherThe University of Alabama Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2011
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationAlabama
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of Alabama Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
- Weight703 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byMichael Dietler
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