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Phrygian Cuisine at Kerkenes: a synthesis of ceramic and botanical evidence for food storage and cooking

Author(s): Sarah Graff ; John Marston

Year: 2017

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Summary

At the Iron Age site of Kerkenes in Central Turkey, researchers are using different analytical methods to study cooking and food preparation. Evidence for cooking pots and other ceramic containers used for preparing, storing, and cooking food are found together with a variety of botanical remains. A new project at the site initiated the complementary analysis of ceramic container production and use with plant preparation, storage, and consumption. Situating these data in context, taking advantage of a site-wide destruction preserving features related to cooking, tools related to food preparation, and faunal remains, this project is able to discover new and complementary information on cooking and food preparation. These complementary analyses will make it possible to learn more about the choices people made in the past and discover insights about the different social practices at this large urban center.


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Phrygian Cuisine at Kerkenes: a synthesis of ceramic and botanical evidence for food storage and cooking. Sarah Graff, John Marston. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429545)


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Cooking Iron Age Turkey


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Abstract Id(s): 12162

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America