Food & Drink in Archaeology 2: University of Nottingham Postgraduate Conference 2008

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This is the second volume of a series from the Department of Archaeology at Nottingham University which organises a postgraduate conference on this particular theme in the early summer of each year. Save for the keynote essay by the archaeologist of Roman Britain, Hilary Cool, all the authors are postgraduate researchers. While 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. These papers reflect an interest in the sorts of foods consumed, the ways in which they were consumed, and the consequences of their consumption. Contributions range widely over Europe and Asia and cover several forms of historical or archaeological investigation based on documentary and visual records as well as excavation and chemical analysis. In like manner, a number of different historical and prehistorical eras are under discussion.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Fish Knives, Silver Spoons and Red Dishesp. 11
Irish Names in a London Cemetery: Is it Possible to Identify Irish Immigration in Nineteenth-Century Lukin Street?p. 21
Re-enactment and Ritual Consumption: The Kykeon in Ancient Mystery Cultsp. 29
The Dun Cow and the Durham Ox: From Dairy to Beef in Eighteenth-Century North-East Englandp. 38
'A Moveable Feast': Negotiating Gender at the Middle-Class Tea-Table in Eighteenth-and Nineteenth-Century Englandp. 46
The Economic, Social and Environmental Implications of Faunal Remains from the Bronze Age Copper Mines at Great Orme, North Walesp. 57
An Isotopic Approach to Diet in Medieval Spainp. 64
The Ritualization of Eating and Drinking: Politics, Religion and Food Consumption in Pre-Roman Veneto, Italyp. 73
Infant Feeding and Weaning Practices as Data for Fertility Estimates of a Roman-Period Population Sample from Kellis 2, Dakhleh Oasis, Egyptp. 81
Stable Isotope Analysis of DISH and Dietp. 90
Agricultural Crop Choices and Social Change in the Yellow River Valley, North Central China during the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Agep. 100
Shorter Contributions
The Dynamics of Fish Consumption in Saxon Englandp. 110
A Poor Man's Silver? The Role of Pewter in Roman Britain: A Collection in the British Museump. 117
Eat, Drink and Influence People: The Cutlers' Company Annual Feastp. 122
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