ANT 384 Paleo-Kitchen: The Archaeology of Food

What role has food played in human society and evolution? This course explores the human diet using the tools of anthropology. Topics covered include current debates over hominin diet; the development of early cooking, kitchens, and domesticity; the causes and consequences of the shift from hunting/gathering to farming; archaeological techniques for reconstructing subsistence and cooking patterns; the way cuisine is connected to class, ethnicity, gender, and identity; and implications of the past for contemporary society.




ANT 120 or permission of the instructor.