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Technology. Material culture, Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

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  • Ancient Glass Research Along the Silk Roadby Gan Fuxi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 167.00

    This book, for the first time, traces the origin, evolution and spreading of ancient Chinese glass technology. It collects a wealth of data contributed by Chinese and foreign experts regarding the history and background, visual characteristics and chemical compositions of the unearthed ancient glasses from along the Northern (Oasis) Silk Road, especially... more...

  • The Materiality of Individualityby Carolyn L. White

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 149.00

    Takes archaeological interpretation to the individual or micro level of society Gives a bottom up view of history through the material culture Will be of interest to lecturers and professors with classes on archaeological interpretation, material culture and historical archaeology more...

  • Curryby Colleen Taylor Sen

    Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    Curry is one of the most widely used?and misused?terms in the culinary lexicon. Outside of India, the word curry is often used as a catchall to describe any Indian dish or Indian food in general, yet Indians rarely use it to describe their own cuisine. Cu more...

  • Food Culture in the Pacific Islandsby Roger Haden

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    The food culture of the Pacific Islands has been determined by isolation from the rest of the world. Original immigrants from Asia brought their foods, animals, and culinary skills with them, then for several thousand years, they were largely uninfluenced by outsiders. The tropical climate of much of the region, unique island geology and environmental... more...

  • Food Culture in South Americaby JosÚ Lovera

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00

    This volume tells the story of the South Americans and their history through a survey of their food culture. Food in the various countries differs in some ways because of cultural heritage, cooking techniques, and geography, here divided into four zones. The traditions of the primary groups?Indians, Europeans, and Africans?and their five centuries... more...

  • Food Culture in Southeast Asiaby Penny Van Esterik

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    Southeast Asian cuisines, such as Thai, have become quite popular in the United States even though immigrant numbers are low. The food is appealing because it is tasty, attractive, and generally healthful, with plentiful vegetables, fish, noodles, and rice. Food Culture in Southeast Asia is a richly informative overview of the food and foodways... more...

  • Numerical Notationby Stephen Chrisomalis

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 92.00

    This book is a cross-cultural reference volume of all attested numerical notation systems, encompassing more than 100 such systems used over the past 5,500 years. more...

  • Materialising Exileby Sandra Dudley

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 120.00

    Focusing on the highly diverse Karenni refugee population living in camps on the Thai-Burma border, this innovative book explores materiality, embodiment, memory, imagination, and identity among refugees, providing new and important ways of understanding how refugees make sense of experience, self, and other. It examines how and to what ends refugees... more...

  • Body Piercing and Identity Constructionby Lisiunia A. Romanienko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Based on a fifteen-year, longitudinal cross-cultural analysis on the role of the body in identity construction process around the world, this analysis provides readers with a comparative theoretical exploration of piercing and other forms of body modification that international communities of defiance use to express their identity.áRomanienko describes... more...

  • Ethnobiologyby E. N. Anderson; Deborah Pearsall; Eugene Hunn; Nancy Turner

    Wiley 2012; US$ 100.95

    The single comprehensive treatment of the field, from the leading members of the Society of Ethnobiology The field of ethnobiology?the study of relationships between particular ethnic groups and their native plants and animals?has grown very rapidly in recent years, spawning numerous subfields. Ethnobiological research has produced a wide range... more...