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Food in Antiquity: A Survey of the Diet of Early Peoples

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A world-wide survey of the eating and drinking habits of early peoples, Don and Patricia Brothwell's Food in Antiquity covers a broad geographical range, from the early populations of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas to the more familiar Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, and Roman worlds. From meat, insects, vegetables, and fruits to cooking oils and beverages, each source of sustenance is described in terms of who consumed it, how it was prepared, and how it spread from its region of origin.

The Brothwells' treatment is engaging and the information they provide fascinating. We learn, for example, that the vinegar carried by Roman foot soldiers on long marches was mixed with water to serve as a refreshing drink and that fungi provided a reliable source of diet for peoples from Europe, Australia, Japan, and China. The authors consider such questions as whether St. John ate carob or actual locusts in his desert hermitage and whether ancient farmers may have rid their crops of troublesome pests by capturing and eating them. They discuss cannibalism, food taboos, and the radical changes that took place with the introduction of the domestication of animals. The story they unfold is a compelling one that sheds much light on the intricate detective work, the problems and rewards, of biological research in archeology.

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This world-wide survey of the eating and drinking habits of early peoples covers a broad geographical range, from the early populations of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas to Mediterranean cultures. From meat, insects, vegetables, and fruits to cooking oils and beverages, each source of sustenance is described in terms of who consumed it, how it was prepared, and how it spread from its region of origin. 254 illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801857409
With:
Brothwell, Patricia
Author:
Brothwell, Patricia
Author:
Brothwell, Don R.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore, Md. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Food
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Civilization, ancient
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Food habits -- History.
Subject:
Food -- History.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Edition Number:
Expanded ed.
Edition Description:
EXPANDED
Series Volume:
#91
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.38x6.46x.62 in. .87 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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"Synopsis" by , This world-wide survey of the eating and drinking habits of early peoples covers a broad geographical range, from the early populations of Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas to Mediterranean cultures. From meat, insects, vegetables, and fruits to cooking oils and beverages, each source of sustenance is described in terms of who consumed it, how it was prepared, and how it spread from its region of origin. 254 illustrations.
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