Food and drink in European prehistory
Abstract: There is a wealth of archaeological evidence, from bones excavated in prehistoric middens, piles of fruit stones and sea shells, that give us concrete indications of food consumed at various prehistoric sites around Europe. In addition to this information, we have pollen analysis from settlement sites and charred plant macrofossils. Wetland archaeology informs us in much more detail about not only the types of foods that were being eaten in prehistory but also, in some cases, their cooking techniques. This paper will explore whether or not a popular misconception about the daily diet in prehistory has its roots in the analysis of stomach contents of various bog bodies found in Europe.
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Food and drink in European prehistory. Jacqui Wood, Rüdiger Kelm. European Journal of Archaeology. 3 (1): 89-111. 2000 ( tDAR id: 423200)
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