Cuisine Through Time: Art and Archaeology of Food
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Why does the party always end up in the kitchen? Because food has been a core component of society and culture. Learn how wild foods and feasting events influence settlement patterns, cultural identity, and trade throughout the Southwest. Join us as we examine past and present food systems around various archaeological sites, and work alongside renowned chefs to create magnificent, locally sourced meals.
- Spend the day in the shadow of Mesa Verde, at archaeological sites and ancient farming plots. Visit the Northern Chaco Outliers Project, where we examine in situ artifacts, Chaco style architecture, and ancestral fields to introduce ancient foodways linked to social transformation.
- Enjoy wild, farmed, and locally sourced foods in a feast atmosphere with regional celebrity chefs Katrina Blair and Ray Naranjo.
- Visit Sand Canyon Pueblo and learn about the importance of food security during a time of upheaval—discussing shifts in cuisine induced by environmental and social change.