research product . Other ORP type . 2017

Partying in Prehistory : Social Drinking Behaviors in the Bronze Age Aegean, ca. 2600-1400 BCE

Rutter, Jeremy B.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
All of us are familiar with different social occasions within our own cultures during which drinks of various kinds, whether alcoholic or not, are consumed. But none of us has experienced what it may have been like to drink together between a hundred and a hundred and fifty generations ago in a pre-industrial, prehistoric social setting. So how do archaeologists go about reconstructing the drinking behaviors of such long-past societies, and how believable can their reconstructions be? Lecture by Professor Jeremy B. Rutter on the occasion of his conferment as doctor honoris causa at Uppsala University, Sweden, on January 27th 2017
Subjects
free text keywords: Aegean, Bronze Age, drinking, vessels, pottery, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Antikvetenskap
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