The Archaeology of Food and Drink: Archaeology Lab Open House

Sponsored by AIA-Milwaukee Society and UWM Archaeological Research Laboratory

AIA Society Event: Milwaukee

Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
UWM Sabin Hall Room 275
3413 N. Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
United States

How do we know what the people whose material culture we dig up ate and drank, and how did they find, grow, and prepare their food? What kinds of technologies and methods are used to determine whether a pottery vessel was used to transport or store wine as compared to an alcoholic beverage? What did the gruel eaten by the native inhabitants of Wisconsin taste like? How did Iron Age Europeans make their beer? Come join us for special displays and demonstrations on “The Archaeology of Food and Drink” at UW-Milwaukee's Archaeological Research Laboratory, in Sabin Hall, Room 275, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (3413 North Downer Ave, Milwaukee). Professors and graduate students in the Anthropology Department working on archaeological material from different sites around the globe will show what the finds from their excavations have to tell us about the foodways of the peoples who lived there.

Since space in the lab is tight it would help us to know approximately how many are planning to attend. If you would like to come (no commitment) please let us know how many are in your party. For more information or to pre-register contact Bettina Arnold at aiamke@milwpc.com. We hope to see you and your families and friends there!

Website: http://www4.uwm.edu/archlab/AIA/

Contact:
Bettina Arnold
barnold@uwm.edu

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