Sunday, 8 May 2011

Journal Issue on Food Processing

The latest issue of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (Volume 3(1)), is a themed issue on food processing studies in archaeobotany and ethnobotany. It has a range of case studies I can recommends, geographically from Argentina to Germany to Greece to Japan, and in age from the Palaeolithic to the European Iron Age and the South American Inka. This is definitely an important for archaeobotanical thinking and research, and it provides a framework that cuts across the usual divide between hunter-gatherers and farmers. The guest editors, Aylen Caparelli, Soutana Valamoti, and Michele Wollstonecroft deserved congratulations.
IN THIS ISSUE:
 >>>Editorial: After the harvest: investigating the role of food processing in past human societies<<<  Aylen Capparelli, Soultana Maria Valamoti & Michèle M. Wollstonecroft. [link]
 >>>Staple or famine food?: ethnographic and archaeological approaches to nut processing in East Asian prehistory<<<  Leo Aoi Hosoya [link]
 >>>Ground cereal food preparations from Greece: the prehistory and modern survival of traditional Mediterranean ‘fast foods’<<<  Soultana Maria Valamoti [Link]
 >>>Early Iron Age and Late Mediaeval malt finds from Germany—attempts at reconstruction of early Celtic brewing and the taste of Celtic beer<<<  Hans-Peter Stika [link]
 >>>Traditional post-harvest processing to make quinoa grains (Chenopodium quinoa var. quinoa) apt for consumption in Northern Lipez (Potosí, Bolivia): ethnoarchaeological and archaeobotanical analyses<<< Laura M. López, Aylen Capparelli & Axel Emil Nielsen [link]

 >>>Recognition of post-harvest processing of algarrobo (Prosopis spp.) as food from two sites of Northwestern Argentina: an ethnobotanical and experimental approach for desiccated macroremains<<<   Aylen Capparelli & Verónica Lema  [link]
 >>>Elucidating post-harvest practices involved in the processing of algarrobo (Prosopis spp.) for food at El Shincal Inka site (Northwest Argentina): an experimental approach based on charred remains<<< Aylen Capparelli [Link]
 >>>The possible influence of post-harvest objectives on Cucurbita maxima subspecies maxima and subspecies andreana evolution under cultivation at the Argentinean Northwest: an archaeological example<<< Verónica S. Lema [link]
 >>>Investigating the role of food processing in human evolution: a niche construction approach<<<  Michèle M. Wollstonecroft  [link]

1 comment:

Catherine Aird said...

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