The study of the origin, development and diversity of the human diet is emerging as a coherent field that offers a much-needed integrative framework for our contemporary knowledge of the ecology of food and nutrition. This authoritative series of monographs and symposia volumes on the history and anthropology of food and nutrition is designed to address this need by providing integrative approaches to the study of various problems within the human food chain. Since the series is both methodologically and conceptually integrative, the focus of the individual volumes spans such topics as nutrition and health, culinary practices, prehistoric analyses of diet, and food scarcity and subsistence practices among various societies of the world. As a series, it offers many unique opportunities for a wide range of scientists, scholars and other professionals representing anthropology, archaeology, food history, economics, agriculture, folklore, nutrition, medicine, pharmacology, public health and public policy to exchange important new knowledge, discoveries and methods involved in the study of all aspects of human foodways.
Solomon H. Katz