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Food Research: Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods

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Research Methods for Anthropological Studies of Food and Nutrition

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Food Research

Nutritional Anthropology and Archaeological Methods

Edited by Janet Chrzan and John Brett
Published in Association with the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) and in Collaboration with Rachel Black and Leslie Carlin

254 pages, 18 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-287-6 $149.00/£110.00 / Hb / Published (January 2017)

ISBN  978-1-78920-526-8 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (September 2019)

eISBN 978-1-78533-288-3 eBook

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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 Carli

“All chapters are brief and very well focused, outlining the methods and current issues with each specific approach to data collection…This book set will be an excellent guide for all food scholars.” • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

“By sharing best-practice like the material summarised in this volume, anthropologists can contribute to ensuring that the work carried out, and out- comes it achieves, is as high-quality as possible. For this reason, the volume reviewed here, which brings together the inputs of many senior practitioners into a succinct and easy-to-read manual, may do its best work when shared well beyond the academic sphere.” • Anthropos


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 own work is included in each chapter to illustrate why the methods were adopted in that particular case along with abundant additional resources to further develop and explore those methods.

Janet Chrzan is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research explores the connections between social activities, dietary intake and maternal and child health outcomes.

John Brett is retired faculty in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver with a research focus on global and local food systems, food security and food justice.

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Subject: Anthropology (General)Food & NutritionArchaeology


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