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Food research : nutritional anthropology and archaeological methods

Author: Janet Chrzan; John A Brett
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2017. ©2017
Series: Research methods for anthropological studies of food and nutrition, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biocultural and archaeological research on food, past and present, often relies on very specific, precise, methods for data collection and analysis. These are presented here in a broad-based review. Individual chapters provide opportunities to think through the adoption of methods by reviewing the history of their use along with a discussion of research conducted using those methods. A case study from the author's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Food research.
New York : Berghahn, 2017
(DLC) 2016047231
(OCoLC)961098530
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Chrzan; John A Brett
ISBN: 9781785332883 1785332880 9781785332920 1785332929
OCLC Number: 961098827
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Design in biocultural studies of food and nutritional anthropology : section introduction / Darna Dufour and Barbara Piperata --
Nutritional anthropometry and body composition / Leslie Sue Lieberman --
Measuring energy expenditure in daily living : established methods and new directions / Mark Jenike --
Dietary analyses / Andrea Wiley --
Ethnography as a tool for formative research and evaluation in public health nutrition : illustrations from the world of infant and young child feeding / Sera Young and Emily Tuthill --
Primate nutrition and foodways / Jessica Rothman and Caley Johnson --
Food episodes/social events : measuring the nutritional and social value of commensality / Janet Chrzan --
Archaeological food and nutrition research : section introduction / Patti Wright --
Researching plant food remains from archaeological contexts : macroscopic, microscopic, chemical, and molecular approaches / Patti Wright --
Methods for reconstructing diet / Bethany Turner and Sarah Livengood --
Nutritional stress in past human groups / Alan Goodman --
Research on direct food remains / Katherine Moore --
If there is food, we will eat : an evolutionary and global perspective on human diet and nutrition / Janet Monge --
Experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and the application of archaeological data to the study of subsistence, diet, and nutrition / Karen Bescherer Metheny.
Series Title: Research methods for anthropological studies of food and nutrition, v. 1.
Other Titles: Food research (Berghahn Books : 2017)
Responsibility: edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett.

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Biocultural and archaeological research on food, past and present, often relies on very specific, precise, methods for data collection and analysis. These are presented here in a broad-based review.  Read more...

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Published in Association with the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) and in Collaboration with Rachel Black and Leslie Carlin

 
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