Sitting Down to Table: Visualizing the Daily Meal in a Pennsylvania Coal Company Town

6:00 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012
Karen Metheny, lecturer in Gastronomy and research fellow in BU's Archaeology department, will discuss the ways that material culture may be combined with oral and historical sources to interpret the content, context, and significance of the daily meal. Using archaeological evidence of food consumption from her study of a 19th- and 20th-century coal company town, Metheny will look at the significance of food sharing and commensality in the context of household stability and community formation.