May 13, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 311 - Archaeology of Food


Crosslisted as ENVS 311X. Food is a universal requirement for humans to survive, yet different cultures have developed radically divergent cuisines. In this course, we will use archaeology to explore the diversity of human foodways and the various roles food and drink have played around the world through time. With topics like the ‘real’ paleo diet to the origins of alcohol to hunger and food scarcity, we will consider the theoretical and methodological approaches that archaeologists use to study food and eating in ancient societies from a global anthropological perspective. This course will consist of lectures, critical film viewings, guest lectures, an on-campus museum collections visit, and seminar-style discussions, including focused partner/small group work.

Credits: 3