Food in Caribbean Archaeology

Author(s): L. Antonio Curet

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "The Intangible Dimensions of Food in the Caribbean Ancient and Recent Past" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

The study of food has been part of modern Caribbean archaeology almost from its inception. While few researchers have tried to go beyond the material aspect of food, most of the studies have been materialist in nature emphasizing aspects such as diet, production, and ecology. This paper serves as an introduction to frame the rest of the presentations of the symposium. The presentation includes an introduction to this symposium, a revision of the ethnohistoric and archaeological evidence available, and a review of studies on food throughout the Greater Antilles.

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Food in Caribbean Archaeology. L. Antonio Curet. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450599)


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Abstract Id(s): 23578