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Zooarchaeology and the elusive feast : from performance to aftermath.

Rowley-Conwy, P. (2018) 'Zooarchaeology and the elusive feast : from performance to aftermath.', World archaeology., 50 (1).

Abstract

Ethnographic descriptions of feasts reveal that consumption of meat is usually prominent. Zooarchaeological evidence may thus provide the best way of seeing feasts in the archaeological record. The accumulation of trophy arrays and ongoing high-status activities are confusing behaviours that may be misconstrued as archaeological evidence of feasts. A four-fold classification of zooarchaeological evidence for feasts is put forward: ‘over the top’ (high status); ‘ritually charged garbage’ (often religious); ‘small but special’ (nevertheless sometimes visible); and ‘was this feasting?’ (sometimes equivocal). This typology may allow archaeologists to distinguish between the ethnographic categories of competitive feasts and solidarity feasts.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2018.1445024
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in World Archaeology on 12 March 2018 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00438243.2018.1445024
Record Created:19 Feb 2018 12:13
Last Modified:13 Mar 2018 10:12

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