By Amber M. VanDerwarker, Gregory D. Wilson
The archaeologies of meals and struggle have independently built over the last numerous a long time. This quantity goals to supply concrete linkages among those examine subject matters during the exam of case stories world wide. themes thought of in the publication contain: the affects of conflict at the day-by-day meals quest, battle and dietary health and wellbeing, ritual foodways and violence, the provisioning of warriors and armies, status-based adjustments in vitamin during periods of battle, logistical constraints on army campaigns, and violent pageant over subsistence assets. the variety of views incorporated during this quantity could be a fabricated from new methods of conceptualizing violence—not easily as an remoted component to a society, nor as an characteristic of a specific societal type—but as an alternative as a transformative procedure that's lived and irrevocably alters social, fiscal, and political association and relationships. This e-book highlights this transformative approach via proposing a cross-cultural point of view at the connection among conflict and foodstuff throughout the inclusion of case reports from a number of continents.
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The Archaeology of Food and Warfare: Food Insecurity in Prehistory by Amber M. VanDerwarker, Gregory D. Wilson