SEGNALAZIONI DEI SOCI
18th EAA Annual Meeting, Helsinki, Finland,
August 30 – September 1, 2012
Call for papers
SESSION Not Just Meat: The Role of Plants in Paleonutritional Reassessment
Understanding human diet before plant and animal domestication is a challenge. Survival of material remains is variable but bones frequently survive more readily than plants, this has led to a traditional focus on meat. It is now becoming clear however, that plants were consumed and processed deep into the Palaeolithic. There is though little data on the role of plants in Palaeolithic and later pre agricultural nutrition and more broadly, the way the need for plants might have influenced behavioral choices among hunter-gatherers.