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Meat Consumption in Africa: Culture, History, Zooarchaeology - Food for Thought: Social Attitudes Towards Consumption

Second in a series of three seminars moderated by Dr. Krish Seetah, Department of Anthropology.
The recent increase in mechanization and industrialization of animal processing worldwide has shifted meat processing away from a universal, intimate experience, to one that increasingly fewer people have experienced. At the same time, the amount of meat consumed worldwide has drastically increased. This system, which has been promoted by a Western conception on human-animal relations originating in Medieval Europe, as has come with a host of environmental, health, and economic implications.
Come join us for a seminar on changing attitudes towards meat consumption. Dr. Krish Seetah’s work on meat processing technology in the archaeological record and modern cattle herding practices in a Maasai community in Kenya will be a jumping-off point for this discussion. Perspectives on issues of food and its impacts on public health, environment and identify-formation globally are welcome! 



Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 05:30 PM


Lecture Hall, Stanford Archaeology Center, 488 Escondido Mall


Archaeology Center, Department of Anthropology, Center for African Studies




Dinner and refreshments provided.
For more information and to access pre-seminar materials email Hannah Moots at