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ANTH 3888: Calendar Summer 2024

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What FoodAnthro is Reading Now . . .
 
World Food and Water Clock
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.    
 
     
Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo, Sicily
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
Claire Kathleen Roufs
U.S.A.

Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At The New Year"
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Desert People
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Today is Thursday, 13 June 2024, 16:21 (04:21 PM) CDT, day 165 of 2024
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Week 1
3 - 8 June 2024
     

Introduction / Orientation:
Introduction to Anthropology / Orientation to the Course

(.pptx)


Meet Your Professor

(WebPage)
slides: (.pptx)
     
 
Week 2
9 - 15 June 2024
     

(optional) A Very Brief Outline of the Course Structure

(.pptx)


Main Characteristics of Anthropology
WebPage Summary

   
week 2:
1
The four fields of anthropology

(.pptx)
 
   
week 3:
2
culture as a primary concept
  • How about a little game of Jeopardy?
(.pptx)

(.pptx)
 
   
week 3:
3
comparative method as major approach

(.pptx)
 
   
week 6:
4
holism as a primary theoretical goal
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
 
   
week 6:
5
fieldwork as a primary research technique

(.pptx)
 


(optional) Finding Information on Food of Different Countries and Cultures

(.pptx)
     
 
Week 3
16 - 22 June 2024
   

Main Characteristics of Anthropology
WebPage Summary

   
week 2:
1
The four fields of anthropology

(.pptx)
 
   
week 3:
2
culture as a primary concept
  • How about a little game of Jeopardy?
(.pptx)

(.pptx)
 
   
week 3:
3
comparative method as major approach

(.pptx)
 
   
week 6:
4
holism as a primary theoretical goal
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
 
   
week 6:
5
fieldwork as a primary research technique

(.pptx)
 



Main Characteristics of Anthropology
WebPage Summary

   
week 2:
1
The four fields of anthropology

(.pptx)
 
   
week 3:
2
culture as a primary concept
  • How about a little game of Jeopardy?
(.pptx)

(.pptx)
 
   
week 3:
3
comparative method as major approach

(.pptx)
 
   
week 6:
4
holism as a primary theoretical goal
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
 
   
week 6:
5
fieldwork as a primary research technique

(.pptx)
 
     
 
Week 4 
23 - 29 June 2024
   
Human Nutrient Needs


(.pptx)
 
  • TERMS:
   
  • Nutritional Status
 
(.pptx)
 
  • Biological Makeup (.pptx)
     
  • Human Nutritient Needs
 
(.pptx)
 
     
     
  • The Environments (.pptx)
    • Physical
    • Sociocultural
    • Economic and Political
     
     



Food Systems

(.pptx)




Food Pyramid -- MyPlate

(.pptx)

  WebPage



Diet and Human Evolution



(.pptx)
 
  • Diets of Extinct Humans / Paleontology (.pptx)

    • Teeth
    • Skulls and Jaws
    • The Postcranial Skeleton

If you want to have a closer look at the primate chart in the slides: "Prehistoric and Contemporary Primates"
    • Adaptation (.pptx)
    • Using Chemistry to Infer the Diets of Extinct Hominini (.pptx)
    • Our Place in Nature (.pptx)
    • A Brief Who's Who of the Early Hominines (.pptx)
    • What Did Early Hominines Eat? (.pptx)
    • What Can We Say About the Diets of Fossil Homo (.pptx)
    • Highlight: Lactose Intolerance (.pptx)

      • Federal Agencies Regulating Food (.pptx)
      • USDA Food Guide Pyramid (.pptx [updated in 2005, then replaced by MyPlate in 2011]


A-Z Index
(.pptx)
     
     

su2024 Wks 4-5 the Anthropology of Food Midterm Exam will be available from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, 27 June 2024 to 11:59 p.m. (10:00 p.m. starting time), Wednesday, 03 July 2024

NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos from Weeks 1-5, so be sure not to miss watching them.

Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afvideo_schedule.html#week01>
     
     
 
Week 5 
30 June - 6 July 2024
     


Food Revolutions: A Little Background

  • A Little Background

(WebPage)
         
 


Food Revolutions: Neolithic / "Agricultural"

  • The Neolithic "Agricultural" Revolution

(.pptx)
  • Domestication
(.pptx)
    ° Tehuacán Valley, Mexico
(.pptx)
  • A Protein Primer
(.pptx)
  • Nutritional Consequences: Foragers and Agriculturalists
(.pptx)
  • Social and Political Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution
(.pptx)
         
See also Neolithic, Plant Domestication, Animal Domestication, Early Agriculture,  Hunting / Gathering / Foraging, and Prehistoric Dentistry


Was the "invention" of agriculture all a huge mistake?

Nutritional Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution:
A Comparison of Foragers and Agriculturalists

(Indian Knoll and Hardin Village)
(.pptx)


Social and Political Consequences of the Agricultural Revolution
(.pptx)

based on The Cultural Feast: An Introduction to Food and Society, Second Edition.
Bryant, Carol A., Kathleen M. DeWalt, Anita Courtney, and Jeffery Schwartz.
(Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thompson, 2003).




Food Revolutions: Spices

  • The Search for Spices

(.pptx)
         
   See also Spices



Food Revolutions: Industrial

  • The Industrial Revolution

(.pptx)
  Early Technology: Transportation, Refrigeration, Canning
(.pptx)
         
See also The Scientific Revolution, Food Science, Food Transportation, and Cf., Fernández-Armesto (2003)



Food Revolutions: Scientific

  • The Scientific Revolution

(.pptx)
  Modern-Day Adaptations
(.pptx)
  Highlight: Vegetarian Diets: Then and Now
(.pptx)
         
See also The Industrial Revolution, Food Science, Food Chemistry, Bio-Physical Anthropology and Food, Genetically Modified (GM) Foods, Nanofoods, Food Safety, and Food Transportation

     
 
Week 6
7 - 13 July 2024
   

Main Characteristics of Anthropology
WebPage Summary

   
week 2:
1
The four fields of anthropology

(.pptx)
   
week 3:
2
culture as a primary concept
  • How about a little game of Jeopardy?
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
 
week 3:
3
comparative method as major approach

(.pptx)
   
week 6:

4
holism as a primary theoretical goal
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
   
week 6:
5
fieldwork as a primary research technique

(.pptx)
             


Main Characteristics of Anthropology
WebPage Summary

   
week 2:
1
The four fields of anthropology

(.pptx)
   
week 3:
2
culture as a primary concept
  • How about a little game of Jeopardy?
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
   
week 3:
3
comparative method as major approach

(.pptx)
   
week 6:

4
holism as a primary theoretical goal
(.pptx)


(.pptx)
   
week 6:
5
fieldwork as a primary research technique

(.pptx)
             

     
 
Week 7 
14 - 20 July 2024
     


Sherri A. Inness,
Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table

and friends
Ch. 8

Two Fat Ladies slides
(.pptx)



Sherri A. Inness,
Secret Ingredients: Race, Gender, and Class at the Dinner Table

and friends
Chs. 1-7

Secret Ingredients slides
(.pptx)

     
 
Week 8 
21 - 26 July 2024
     

Obesity and Eating Disorders . . .

The "Obesity Epidemic"
(.pptx)
Optional:
  • Body Image and Eating Behaviors (.pptx)
  • Eating Disorders (.pptx)
  • Causes of Eating Disorders (.pptx)
  • Obesity, Eating Disorders: Applications (.pptx)



See Student Presentations in Your Canvas folder


     
     

su2024 Wk 8 The Anthropology of Food Final Exam will be available from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, 25 July 2024, until 11:59 p.m., Friday, 26 July 2024.
NOTE: There will be at least one question in the pool from each of the assigned videos since the Midterm Exam, so be sure not to miss watching them.

Video Listings: <https://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/troufs/anthfood/afvideo_schedule.html#week06>
     
     

   
 
  "Other Important Terms"
(.pptx)
 
   
 
  Units of Analysis
(.pptx)
 
   
 
  Three Major Perennial Debates
(.pptx)
 
    (NOTE: These are long slide decks as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)  
   

   
 
  "Other Important Terms"
(.pptx)
 
   
 
  Units of Analysis
(.pptx)
 
   
 
  Three Major Perennial Debates
(.pptx)
 
    (NOTE: These are long slide decks as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)  
   

   
 
  "Other Important Terms"
(.pptx)
 
   
 
  Units of Analysis
(.pptx)
 
   
 
  Three Major Perennial Debates
(.pptx)
 
    (NOTE: These are long slide decks as they cover more than 2000+ years. Please bear with it to the end. And it will take a little longer to load, so please bear with that also. Also see note on slide formats.)  
   

EU Chocolate Wars: A Run-up to Scaling

(.pptx)

     
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