“Why Can't People Feed Themselves?”: Archaeology as Alternative Archive of Food Security in Banda, Ghana

@inproceedings{Logan2016WhyCP,
  title={“Why Can't People Feed Themselves?”: Archaeology as Alternative Archive of Food Security in Banda, Ghana},
  author={Amanda Lynn Logan},
  year={2016}
}
Today, food insecurity is associated with both severe climatic shifts and pervasive poverty. What is less well understood is how the problem of hunger came to take its present-day form, especially in the African continent, where the highest prevalence of undernourishment is found. In this article, I propose that archaeology can be used as an alternative archive of food security. Material remains provide a from-the-hearth-up view of changing foodways and political economy and can be used to… CONTINUE READING

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