Investigating Soldiers' Foodways

Author(s): Alexandra L Simmons

Year: 2013


War provides fertile ground for research on comestibles, because food is often the reason for conflict and is essential to an army on the move.  Archaeological excavations have been carried out at many redoubts and camps occupied during the Waikato Campaign of the New Zealand Wars, 1860s – 1870s.  Most of the excavations have been limited by the constraints of development based briefs, which has resulted in a paucity of in depth research. In this paper the model used to investigate soldiers’ foodways in the Waikato will be presented, as well as some of the findings.

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Investigating Soldiers' Foodways. Alexandra L Simmons. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428269)


Foodways research model Soldiers

Geographic Keywords
New Zealand Oceania

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -176.843; min lat: -50.852 ; max long: 178.558; max lat: -34.415 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 185