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The Archaeology of Food and Warfare

Food Insecurity in Prehistory

Editors: VanDerwarker, Amber M., Wilson, Gregory D. (Eds.)

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  • Takes a novel approach to warfare by explicitly making the connection to food
  • Highlights archaeological, ethnographic and ethnohistorical perspectives that enable and constrain human action in times of war
  • Includes a cross-cultural perspective that will make the volume appealing to a broad anthropological community
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About this book

The archaeologies of food and warfare have independently developed over the past several decades. This volume aims to provide concrete linkages between these research topics through the examination of case studies worldwide. Topics considered within the book include: the impacts of warfare on the daily food quest, warfare and nutritional health, ritual foodways and violence, the provisioning of warriors and armies, status-based changes in diet during times of war, logistical constraints on military campaigns, and violent competition over subsistence resources. The diversity of perspectives included in this volume may be a product of new ways of conceptualizing violence—not simply as an isolated component of a society, nor as an attribute of a particular societal type—but instead as a transformative process that is lived and irrevocably alters social, economic, and political organization and relationships. This book highlights this transformative process by presenting a cross-cultural perspective on the connection between war and food through the inclusion of case studies from several continents.

About the authors

Amber M. VanDerwarker (Ph.D. 2003, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has been involved in field and laboratory work in Mexico, eastern North America, and Peru. Her research encompasses a variety of methods, regions, and themes that revolve around the relationship between humans and food in the New World, especially in the periods bracketing the shift to agriculture.

Gregory D. Wilson, Ph.D. (2005, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  His research is concerned with issues of social inequality, identity politics, and violence in pre-Columbian North and South America, which he investigates through a household and community-centered archaeology, emphasizing methodologically rigorous analyses of large and diverse datasets.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Toward an Archaeology of Food and Warfare

    Pages 1-11

    Wilson, Gregory D. (et al.)

  • War and the Food Quest in Small-Scale Societies: Settlement-Pattern Formation in Contact-Era New Guinea

    Pages 13-39

    Roscoe, Paul

  • Food, Fighting, and Fortifications in Pre-European New Zealand: Beyond the Ecological Model of Maori Warfare

    Pages 41-59

    Allen, Mark W.

  • The Role of Food Production in Incipient Warfare in Protohistoric Timor Leste

    Pages 61-73

    Lape, Peter

  • War, Food, and Structural Violence in the Mississippian Central Illinois Valley

    Pages 75-105

    VanDerwarker, Amber M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Archaeology of Food and Warfare
Book Subtitle
Food Insecurity in Prehistory
Editors
  • Amber M. VanDerwarker
  • Gregory D. Wilson
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18506-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18506-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18505-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35951-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 313
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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