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Subsistence and Feasting

Lynn H. Gamble

in The Chumash World at European Contact

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780520254411
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942684 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254411.003.0006
Subsistence and Feasting

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This chapter discusses the nature of feasting and its context in Chumash society. It provides an overview of diet and subsistence resources, and compares the floral and fauna remains from two historic-period settlements, Helo' and Talepop. The chapter also examines storage and the gender roles in feasts, before concluding with a section on the feasting behavior of the Chumash.

Keywords: feasting; diet; subsistence resources; floral and fauna; storage; gender roles; feasts; feasting behavior

Chapter.  12074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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