HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Food and drink, and what it says about us

What did the Vikings eat for supper" How good were the grocers in Roman Pompeii" What was it like feasting with the Greeks in the second millennium BC" How can this tell us why we like TV dinners today"

Everything you have ever wanted to know about the archaeological history of food and drink will be showcased at The University of Nottingham this month. From prehistory to the Victorian age, a postgraduate conference, the very first of its kind, aims to highlight current and on-going research into the archaeology of food and drink.

Although the eating and drinking habits of the ancient world may appear at first to have been very different to ours this conference will illustrate the many similarities particularly in our cultural behaviour, agriculture, trade patterns, architecture and domestic contexts.

Researchers at the University say there is a lot that the study of food and drink in archaeology can tell us and it isn't just about what they ate in the ancient world. It is about how they ate, what they hunted and the production of food. It can also be used to date archaeological sites by carbon remains, pottery fragments and associated architecture. It indicates social behaviours such as feasting and religious acts such as sacrifice, and provides important evidence for how the consumption of food was an integral part of cultural and individual identity.

Sera Baker, a PhD student in Archaeology, is one of the organisers of the Food and Drink in Archaeology 2007 Conference. She says "Whilst the importance of nutrition for survival has long been recognised, increasing emphasis is being put on the cultural significance of the production, distribution and consumption of foodstuffs throughout all archaeological periods."

The ancient Near East, the Mediterranean, Europe and the British Isles will all come under the postgraduates' microscope even the household diet of the Willoughby family, former residents of Wollat
'"/>

Contact: Sera Baker
acxsecb@nottingham.ac.uk
University of Nottingham
15-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medical residents unclear about TB guidelines
2. Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information
3. Men worry more about penile size than women, says 60-year-old research review
4. New mothers often not asked about depression, UNC survey finds
5. Smart mice teach scientists about learning process, brain disorders
6. Fatalistic beliefs about cancer cause many to ignore cancer prevention advice
7. Forensic pathologists tell physiologists what they know about death and what puzzles them
8. Medical students should be taught about rape
9. Survey reveals misperceptions about Alzheimers among African-American and Hispanic caregivers
10. What do we know about asthma in Africa?
11. Travelers need to know more about diarrhea

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... SNL Insurance and Financial, a Virginia ... owners in the greater Hampton Roads area, is embarking on a community charity ... event. , Each year, hundreds of people living in the South Hampton region ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... City, OK (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 ... ... offering insurance and financial planning services to regional families and business owners, is ... meaningful support to young people in the area. , A growing number of ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... Chris Humphrey Insurance Agency, a North Carolina firm ... the coastal plains region, is initiating a charity event to raise support for five ... diagnosed with leukemia on a Friday evening in September 2014. At the time, Dillyn ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) is ... default on the federal debt — including the debt held by the Social Security ... said TSCL in a letter to House and Senate budget leaders. “In prior ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... NYC Chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany recently helped host a seminar ... in the U.S. and focused on a new protocol for treating pain. Dr. Shoshany ... New York, and furthermore the first seminar in the country was hosted at his ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017  Applied BioMath ( www.appliedbiomath.com ), the ... and development, today announced the latest line-up of ... is a day full of presentations, posters, and ... community. The focus is to learn about how ... drug research and development. The event ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 22, 2017 Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the acquisition of Cynosure, Inc., a leader in medical ... cash. "We are pleased to complete our ... Michael Davin and the entire Cynosure team ... growing medical aesthetics market," said Steve MacMillan , ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary ... to the significant development and innovation in EP technologies. ... the global electrophysiology market was worth $3.42 billion in ... 2022, with a GAGR of 13.4%. Electrophysiology is a ... heartbeats or arrhythmia. The report indicates that in addition ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: