Summer 2023 - ARCH 375 D100
From Soup to Nuts: The Archaeology of Food (3)
Class Number: 4981
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Jun 27 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 8, 2023
Tue, 12:00–12:00 a.m.
Office Hours: Monday 13:30-14:20
Prerequisites:ARCH 101, ARCH 201, or 45 units.
Examines the origin, development, and cultural significance of the foods we eat. We will delve into the role of food in human evolution and the development of food ways through time. Students are exposed to various approaches taken by archaeologists, anthropologists, palaeoanthropologists, and historians in the study of food and food ways.
Food is a universal human requirement, and over time cultures from around the world have developed markedly different cuisines. In this course we will examine the origin, development, and cultural significance of the foods we eat. We will delve into the role of food in human evolution and the development of foodways through time. We will discover the earliest known foods, and foods of foraging societies, first farmers, early states, global scale food exchanges beginning in the 15th century CE, and explore the future of food. Students are exposed to approaches used by archaeologists, anthropologists, palaeoanthropologists and historians in the study of food and foodways.
- Mid-Term Exam 30%
- Food History Assignment 25%
- Seminar Presentation 20%
- Final Take Home Exam 25%
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