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Melting Pot: new research on the material culture of food in Viking-Age England

6:15 pm to 7:15 pm, 22 May 2019

IoA/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series (logo)

The final seminar in the 2018-19 UCL Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Steve Ashby (University of York) on 22 May.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Andrew Reynolds – Institute of Archaeology

Location

Room 612
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PY
United Kingdom

Abstract

Though often seen in purely nutritional terms, food is central to the production of identity. This is especially true in contexts of migration, culture contact, and social/economic change, and thus holds significant interpretative potential in the study of the Viking Age. Through a combination of traditional and novel approaches to ceramic study, archaeobotanical and biomolecular techniques, and zooarchaeological, historical and literary contextualisation, this AHRC-funded project seeks to explore the cooking and eating habits of the occupants of 9th-11th century England.

The Medieval Seminar Series is sponsored by the World Archaeology Section at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum.

All meetings start at 6.15pm at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Attendees are invited to bring news items for announcement before the start of each seminar. This final seminar will be followed by a summer party in the Institute of Archaeology Staff and Research Student Common Room.

Seminar Series Convenors: