Good to eat: riddles of food and culture
Simon and Schuster, 1985 - 289 páginas
The anthropologist/author takes on some of the major food riddles, including cannibalism, to reveal why a culture accepts or spurns specific foods
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of the Neolithic period, pigs were able to root in oak and beech forests which
provided ample shade and wallows as well as acorns, beechnuts, truffles, and
other forest floor products. With an increase in human population density, farm ...
To illustrate, suppose that there are only three species in a particular forest: wild
pigs, anteaters, and bats. Suppose further that in four hours of searching through
this forest, a forager can expect to encounter one wild pig, SMALL THINGS 165.
These relationships can be grasped intuitively if we imagine a forest in which
someone has fastened twenty-dollar bills and one- dollar bills to the upper
branches with clothespins. Should you climb up to get the one-dollar bills?
Obviously, the ...
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Why are the world's food habits or "foodways,'' as Harris refers to them, so diverse? In this scholarly yet fast-paced and very readable work, anthropologist Harris argues that "major differences in ... Leer comentario completo
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