104-7.2-diet

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Food in the Past Dietary Studies in Archaeology
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Reconstructing Diet How people feed themselves tells you a lot about how they lived their lives Issues of mobility, population size, social structure Environment: contains possible resources People don’t eat entire range of possibilities Food choice culturally determined; arbitrary Edible vs. Inedible: cultural classification; large proportion of what is potentially edible is culturally classified as “inedible” Diet : that portion of available food resources that are habitually utilized
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How do we know it was food? Direct Evidence Stomach Contents (human remains) Fossilized Feces (Coprolites) Preservation issues Indirect Evidence Inference based on context Plant remains in feature fill (Flotation) Animal bone Evidence of butchering Evidence of digestion
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Coprolites
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Stomach Contents Otzi “The Iceman” Analysis of stomach and
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