Minoans and Mycenaeans: Flavours of Their Time

Minoans and Mycenaeans Flavours of Their Time To say this book is innovative challenging and has far reaching consequences in the field of archaeology would be an understatement Accompanying an exhibition held in the National Archaeological Mus

  • Title: Minoans and Mycenaeans: Flavours of Their Time
  • Author: Unknown Author 591
  • ISBN: 9789607254801
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • To say this book is innovative, challenging and has far reaching consequences in the field of archaeology, would be an understatement Accompanying an exhibition held in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens July November 1999 this is a unique study of the eating and drinking habits, health, disease and medicine of the Mycenaean and Minoan civilisations It is basTo say this book is innovative, challenging and has far reaching consequences in the field of archaeology, would be an understatement Accompanying an exhibition held in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens July November 1999 this is a unique study of the eating and drinking habits, health, disease and medicine of the Mycenaean and Minoan civilisations It is based on the most up to date scientific techniques testing residues from ceramic vessels cups, bowls, storage jars, both decorated and plain , married with analysis of faunal, plant, and molluscan remains from excavations, iconographic and written sources, and human remains It is rare in archaeology to be able to answer questions posed with a yes or no answer and provide scientific proof at the same time Did they drink beer at Myrtos Yes Did they eat meat and vegetable stew at Chania Yes Was retsina really discovered in the Greek Bronze Age Yes The methods, approach and findings from this project, which is still in progress, have far reaching significance both within and outside an Aegean context A book providing further details of the techniques employed by this project will be published in late 2000.

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