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About this book
The contributors provide important new insights into the strategies of early statecraft and the role of pots as political tools by focusing on questions such as:
-What was the nature of the relationship between food, power, status, and identity in the context of early states?
-Was feasting a universally important element in the construction of state power?
-How do archaeologically discernible patterns of state feasting compare cross-culturally and through time?