Katheryn C. Twiss is an archaeologist who studies ancient foodways in order to learn about social structures in the prehistoric and early historic past. Her primary areas of expertise are southwest Asian prehistory, zooarchaeology, animal management and symbolism, and life in early farming communities. She co-headed the team studying animal remains at the well-known Neolithic site of Catalhoeyuk in Turkey, and she is currently in charge of analyzing animal bones from the famed Mesopotamian site of Ur. She edited The Archaeology of Food And Identity (2007). She has published on topics ranging from feasting in early farming villages to Mesopotamian ceremonialism.
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