Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective - Gloria London

Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective - Gloria London

2. Ancient Data Sources: Excavations and Ancient Texts

Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective - Gloria London

Gloria London [+-]
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Gloria London received her Ph.D from the University of Arizona. She is the author of Ancient Cookware from the Levant (2017, Equinox), Traditional Pottery in Cyrpus (1989, Philipp von Zabern), creator of a video Women Potters of Cyprus (2000, Tetraktys), and co-creator of the Museum of Traditional Pottery in Ayios Dimitrios (Marathasa), Cyprus.

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Ancient texts from neighboring cultures offer a glimpse of what people ate or aspired to eat without details on how to cook food or how it should taste. The wealth of Hebrew words in the Bible for pots tells us little about how pots were made, used, or what was cooked in them. Since names of foods could change dramatically in a few hundred years, how can we define recipes or cooking practices thousands of years old, given the wide range of choices?

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London, Gloria. 2. Ancient Data Sources: Excavations and Ancient Texts. Ancient Cookware from the Levant - An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 13-20 Aug 2016. ISBN 9781781791998. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=23841. Date accessed: 10 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.23841. Aug 2016

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