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The Anthropology of Food

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012


Contact:

Museum of Anthropology

Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Utah State University

Phone: (435) 797-7545

E-Mail: anthro.museum@usu.edu


THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD
 

LOGAN, UT – The anthropology of food is the subject of the next activity Nov. 17 at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology and its “Saturdays at the Museum” series.

           

Activities that day include an in-depth look at the subject, including rituals and specific uses of foods from around the world. Museum guests will have a chance to try unique recipes, including those for the foods served at the first Thanksgiving. They can also participate in Thanksgiving traditions just as the pilgrims did.

           

“Food is an everyday part of our cultural identity and thus, a part of us.” said Diana Azevedo, a museum assistant and USU graduate student. “We wanted to celebrate the impact that food has on all people, and help patrons learn about the many ways that food both reflects and shapes our cultures.”

           

In addition to the “Saturdays at the Museum” activity series with its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. hours, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

           

Funding for Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online (www.imls.gov).

           

The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

           

For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website (anthromuseum.usu.edu).

           

The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


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