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Very Good. ISBN: 1-56098-840-1, Minor shelf rubbing, a small chip to the front hinge top; little wear. Text is clean. 'From the ancient Near East to modern-day North America, communal consumption of food and drink punctuates rhythms of human societies....This collection of fifteen essays combines ethnographic and archaeological perspectives to examine the cultural, economic, and political importance of feasts, considering traditional and modern practices from Africa, Southeast Asia, the Near East, Polynesia, New Guinea, and the Americas. Recording types and quantities of food, preparation techniques, and numbers of participants, the ethnographers provide a much-needed behavorial context and theoretical framework for these intricate social interactions and attempt to link feasting practices to physical evidence. ' etc. Illustrated. 432 pages.
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