The Role of the Traditional Mediterranean Diet in the Development of Minoan Crete :Archaeological, Nutritional and Biochemical Evidence

By: Riley, F. R. ;

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viii + 161pp, inc. 27 figs, 44 tables, 3 plates, laminated card, A4 ex lib with numerous stamps including one on the page edges, Christ Church archive, bookplate inside front cover An innovative approach to the study of diet among the Minoans on Crete, combining archaeological, demographic and skeletal evidence with biochemical analysis of samples from excavations. In this study, Riley takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of cereals, olives and fish, the three main staple foods of the ancient diet. The results of this analysis have obvious wider implications for ancient health, nutrition and disease, agricultural practices and demographics, which are also explored. Riley concludes that the Minoan diet was similar to the traditonal Mediterranean diet of the modern-day Aegean and the images of young, vibrant and healthy people represented on Minoan wall paintings, is supported in this study.

Title: The Role of the Traditional Mediterranean Diet in the Development of Minoan Crete :Archaeological, Nutritional and Biochemical Evidence

Author Name: Riley, F. R. ;

Categories: General,

Publisher: BAR Intl Ser 810: 1999

ISBN Number: 1841711152

ISBN Number 13: 9781841711157

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New

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