University of Atlantia

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Junk Foods: Archeological Dumpster Diving

Helwynn Ivelchild

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 308
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 30/98 Room Cafeteria
Course Category Food and Drink

When it comes to food research we aren’t limited by the written recipe texts, but we can learn a lot from what people left behind in their trash, in their latrines, and in their bones. The focus of this class is a basic overview of looking at archeological finds: middens, cesspits, human remains, in particular. I’m approaching this as someone who is NOT formally trained in archeology, but how we can use the research published by those who are to further our knowledge of the diets of people living in the medieval and early modern time periods and how we can apply this creatively to our SCA re-creations. This class will not be recorded.
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