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Eating and Drinking in Roman Britain - H. E. M. Cool

Eating and Drinking in Roman Britain

Hardcover Published: 4th February 2015
ISBN: 9780521802765
Number Of Pages: 300

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What were the eating and drinking habits of the inhabitants of Britain during the Roman period? Drawing on evidence from a large number of archaeological excavations, this fascinating study shows how varied these habits were in different regions and amongst different communities and challenges the idea that there was any one single way of being Roman or native. Integrating a range of archaeological sources, including pottery, metalwork and environmental evidence such as animal bone and seeds, this book illuminates eating and drinking choices, providing invaluable insights into how those communities regarded their world. The book contains sections on the nature of the different types of evidence used and how this can be analysed. It will be a useful guide to all archaeologists and those who wish to learn about the strength and weaknesses of this material and how best to use it.

'With considerations of Romanisation and identity very much at the forefront of current thinking and research ion roman archaeology, it is a pleasure to welcome a book which makes such a substantive contribution to the subject ... this is a very original book, essential reading for all working and researching in the filed of roman archaeology.' British Archaeology

Aperitif
The food itself
The packaging
The human remains
Written evidence
Kitchen and dining basics: techniques and utensils
The store cupboard
Staples
Meat
Dairy products
Poultry and eggs
Fish and seafood
Game
Greengrocery
Drink
The end of independence
A brand new province
Coming of age
A different world
Digestif
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ISBN: 9780521802765
ISBN-10: 0521802768
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 4th February 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.57