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Anthropology 4013 Archaeology of Food
Food is necessary for human survival, but also impacts almost every facet of human culture, including identities, ideologies, economies, environments, symbolic systems, and interpersonal relations. Methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding past foodways will be introduced. Examination of topics such as early hominin diets, plant and animal domestication, development of cooking, dairying, and fermentation, hunter-gatherer land management, weaning, trade, feasting, and gender. Two broad questions will be considered: (1) Is there an ‘ideal’ human diet? (2) What can the study of food and nutrition tell us about our ancestors and ourselves?
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Anthropology 1032 and Anthropology 1034 or permission of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students in any program with 3rd year standing or higher, or permission of the Chair of the Department of Anthropology
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences