Domestic sites

2015-08-24T11:56:12Z (GMT) by Penelope M. Allison
[FIrst paragraph] Some of the most significant locations for foodways in archaeological contexts are domestic sites. Indeed archaeologists throughout the world probably dig up more domestic sites than any other site types. They can be found within urban settlements but also in rural contexts, and at military sites such as Roman forts and fortresses (e.g. soldiers’ barracks and commanding officers’ residences). Within domestic sites everyday foodways – the food storage, food processing and food consumption activities of all members of the household – are often the most identifiable of all household activities, through structural, material-cultural and bioarchaeological evidence. In contrast, everyday foodways in domestic contexts in historic periods are probably the least well documented in the textual sources.




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