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October 11 Got Milk - Lecture Notes ANTH 209/SOC 269 Got Milk Re imagining Natures Perfect Food I Review of previous lecture II Milk and Meaning A

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Lecture Notes ANTH 209/SOC 269 October 11, 2011 Got Milk? Re- imagining “Nature’s Perfect Food” I. Review of previous lecture II. Milk and Meaning A. Milk is both beverage and food. It is often seen in antithesis to alcohol. B. It contains particular symbolic value – a “naturalness” and a “purity” C. It symbolizes health and well being -both moral and physical. III. Early History of milk consumption and productions. A. Early history shows that in cattle production and possibly production and evidence consumption of dairy products may have started as early as 8000 years ago. B. Particular parts of the world where there was animal husbandry (raising of cattle, sheep etc.) may have led to ancient forms of dairying. C. While it is not definitive, archeological analysis and evidence suggest that fermented milk products were mostly consumed and not “fresh” milk. D. Preindustrial/pre-modern milk consumption of fresh milk was rare. IV. The Story of Perfection:
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ANTH 209 taught by Professor Manalansan during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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October 11 Got Milk - Lecture Notes ANTH 209/SOC 269 Got Milk Re imagining Natures Perfect Food I Review of previous lecture II Milk and Meaning A

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