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On completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Understand the key methodological and theoretical approaches towards investigating food in archaeology.
2. Critically review key debates concerning food in archaeology from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
3. Through group seminar discussions and poster production, effectively communicate research issues relating to food in archaeology.
4. Work in groups to undertake the preparation of foods using ancient techniques.
5. Construct an essay on food in archaeology.
Introduction to sources of evidence
How to produce a group poster
Identifying food ingredients in the archaeological record
Biochemical, lipid and isotope analyses
Role of diet/nutrition in human evolution
Origins of agriculture
Cultural approaches – social relations, identity, gender
Food storage and feasting
Experimental food processing
Migration and colonisation
Alcohol, drugs and food taboos
Developing a multi-disciplinary approach
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
POSTER: Written feedback within 3 weeks of submission deadline. ESSAY: Written feedback within 3 weeks of submission deadline.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 16:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 14:00 - 14:50|