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Experimental Archaeology in Action: Recreating an Ancient Roman Recipe

By: Sarah Linn and Olivia Wells

Food cultivation, creation, and diet are important research avenues for anthropologists as they are intertwined with the social, cultural, and economic processes of society. A primary source for learning about food history is burned, or “carbonized”, food remains often found during excavations. Archaeological scientists microscopically examine the physical characteristics of carbonized remains to determine the […]

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