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Food, cuisine and society in prehistoric Greece / edited by Paul Halstead and John C. Barrett.

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Subject: Food habits > Greece > History.
Dinners and dining > Greece > History.
Prehistoric peoples > Food > Greece.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 9781785705090
  • ISBN: 1785705091
  • ISBN: 9781785705106
  • ISBN: 1785705105
  • ISBN: 9781785705113
  • ISBN: 1785705113
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 205 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, ©2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : food, cuisine and society in prehistoric Greece / Paul Halstead, John C. Barrett -- Evidence for large-scale feasting at Late Neolithic Makriyalos, Northern Greece / Maria Pappa, Paul Halstead, Kostas Kotsakis, Duska Urem-Kotsou -- Ceramic change and the practice of eating and drinking in Early Bronze Age Crete / Peter Day, David Wilson -- Ceramic sets in context : one dimension of food preparation and consumption in a Minoan palatial setting / Jeremy B. Rutter -- Mycenaean drinking services and standards of etiquette / James C. Wright -- Fit for a king? : hierarchy, exclusion, aspiration and desire in the social structure of Mycenaean banqueting / Lisa Bendall -- Faunal evidence for feasting : burnt offerings from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos / Paul Halstead, Valasia Isaakidou -- Wheat, barley, flour, olives and figs on linear B tablets / John Killen -- Social meanings of food and drink consumption at LMIII Phaistos / Elisabetta Borgna -- Animal husbandry revisited : the social significance of meat consumption in a highland village of Mt. Psiloritis, Central Crete / Elia A. Vardaki.
Review: "Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and the guests, and at Mycenaean Pylos the status of banqueters was declared as much by the places assigned to them as by the quality of the vessels from which they ate and drank. The ten contributions to this volume highlight the extraordinary opportunity for multi-disciplinary research in this area."--Jacket.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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