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dc.contributor.advisorDockrill, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.advisorBond, Julie M.
dc.contributor.authorSummers, John R.*
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-22T10:29:10Z
dc.date.available2013-11-22T10:29:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5714
dc.description.abstractFood is the foundation upon which societies are built. It is a means of survival, a source of wealth and prosperity and can be used as a means of social display. In Iron Age Atlantic Scotland, a wide range of food resources were open to exploitation. Among these, barley is likely to have been an important backbone to the system. Far from being at the mercy of the elements, the Iron Age population of Atlantic Scotland was able to extract surpluses of food from the landscape which could be manipulated for social, political and economic gain. One means through which this could be achieved is feasting, a practice considered significant elsewhere in the Iron Age. With such ideas at its core, this thesis examines the main arenas for consumption events in Iron Age Atlantic Scotland (dwellings) in detail, considering also the underpinnings of the system in terms of food production and accumulation, in particular the barley crop. The distribution of food processing and preparation between a dwelling and its associated ancillary buildings at Old Scatness provides insights into the organisation of life on the settlement.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectNorthern Islesen_US
dc.subjectArchaeobotanyen_US
dc.subjectArchaeologyen_US
dc.subjectEconomyen_US
dc.subjectHearthsen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectFeastingen_US
dc.subjectSocial organisationen_US
dc.subjectFooden_US
dc.subjectOld Scatness, Shetlanden_US
dc.subjectIron Ageen_US
dc.titleThe architecture of food: Consumption and society in the Iron Age of Atlantic Scotland, with special reference to the site of Old Scatness, Shetland.en_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentDivision of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2011
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T10:41:54Z


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