Pre-Columbian Foodways: Interdisciplinary Approaches to by John Staller,Michael Carrasco

By John Staller,Michael Carrasco

The importance of nutrients and feasting to Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures has been largely studied via archaeologists, anthropologists and artwork historians. Foodways reports were severe to our knowing of early agriculture, political economies, and the domestication and administration of vegetation and animals. students from assorted fields have explored the symbolic complexity of foodstuff and its coaching, in addition to the social value of feasting in modern and old societies. This booklet unites those disciplinary views — from the social and organic sciences to artwork background and epigraphy — making a paintings finished in scope, which unearths our expanding figuring out of a number of the roles of meals and cuisines in Mesoamerican cultures.


The quantity is equipped thematically into 3 sections. half 1 supplies an summary of foodstuff and feasting practices in addition to old economies in Mesoamerica. half 2 info ethnographic, epigraphic and isotopic facts of those practices. eventually, half three offers the metaphoric price of meals in Mesoamerican symbolism, ritual, and mythology. The ensuing quantity presents a radical, interdisciplinary source for realizing, meals, feasting, and cultural practices in Mesoamerica.

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