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Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink, Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink, 0817319921, 0-8173-1992-1, 978-0-8173-1992-2, 9780817319922, , , Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink, 0817391959, 0-8173-9195-9, 978-0-8173-9195-9, 9780817391959,

Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink
Foodways Archaeology in the American Southeast
Edited by Tanya M. Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf

Hardcover
2018. 248 pp.
33 B&W figures / 4 maps / 6 tables
978-0-8173-1992-2
Price:  $64.95 s
E Book
2018. 248 pp.
32 B&W figures / 5 maps / 6 tables
978-0-8173-9195-9
Price:  $64.95 d

Archaeological case studies that explore the rituals and cultural significance of foods in the southeastern United States
 
Understanding and explaining societal rules surrounding food and foodways have been the foci of anthropological studies since the early days of the discipline. Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink: Foodways Archaeology in the American Southeast, however, is the first collection devoted exclusively to southeastern foodways analyzed through archaeological perspectives. These essays examine which foods were eaten and move the discussion of foodstuffs into the sociocultural realm of why, how, and when they were eaten.
 
Editors Tanya M. Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf present a volume that moves beyond basic understandings, applying new methods or focusing on subjects not widely discussed in the Southeast to date. Chapters are arranged using the dominant research themes of feasting, social and political status, food security and persistent places, and foodways histories. Contributors provide in-depth examination of specific food topics such as bone marrow, turkey, Black Drink, bourbon, earth ovens, and hominy.
 
Contributors bring a broad range of expertise to the collection, resulting in an expansive look at all of the steps taken from field to table, including procurement, production, cooking, and consumption, all of which have embedded cultural meanings and traditions. The scope of the volume includes the diversity of research specialties brought to bear on the topic of foodways as well as the temporal and regional breadth and depth, the integration of multiple lines of evidence, and, in some cases, the reinvestigation of well-known sites with new questions and new data.

Tanya M. Peres is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Florida State University. She is the coeditor of Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology and Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany: A Consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases.
 
Aaron Deter-Wolf is a prehistoric archaeologist for the Tennessee Division of Archaeology and coeditor of Drawing with Great Needles: Ancient Tattoo Traditions of North America and Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing.

“This volume is an excellent resource on the foodways of the Southeast and provides fascinating new data, as well as revisiting previously studied sites and analyses of foodways.”
—Renee B. Walker, coeditor of Foragers of the Terminal Pleistocene in North America

Baking, Bourbon, and Black Drink is a collection of works elucidating—and in some instances integrating—many diverse aspects of diet and cuisines, written by authors who bring a broad range of expertise to the field of archaeology. It is a major contribution.”
—Gayle J. Fritz, professor of archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis

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