Anthropology of Food and Nutrition: Linking the Subfields

This weekend highlights faculty and students in the School of Anthropology working  in the area of food and nutrition, from archeologists documenting how people lived and prepared food thousands of years ago to sociocultural anthropologists addressing critical issues such as food insecurity and adolescent perceptions of weight and weight loss. These events are part of the School of Anthropology's Centennial Celebration. For details, click here.

Thursday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 pm, UA Social Sciences 100
BBQ U host Steven Raichlen presents his keynote address, “Up in Smoke: The History of Barbecue.” (free and open to the public)

Friday, April 24, 1:00-4:00 pm, UA Haury 216
A panel of UA School of Anthropology faculty and graduate students explores various aspects concerning how we as humans are what—and how—we eat. (free and open to the public)

Saturday, April 25, 8:30-10:00 am, Arizona State Museum
UA School of Anthropology hosts a community walk/run/bike/ride the trolley event to raise awareness of food insecurity, benefitting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. ($10 registration)

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Arizona State Museum
The Arizona State Museum hosts “10,000 Years of Eating in the Southwest,” a food fair that includes demonstration booths on the lawn of the museum, tours to local sites important to Tucson’s culinary heritage, plus live music and specialty dishes prepared by University Avenue restaurants. Co-sponsored by the Marshall Foundation.

For more information, contact Norma Maynard at 520-621-2585,, or


Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:00pm

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