Paleolithic Food Lecture

Hi, ES folks –

            Please see the message below re: an interesting presentation this coming Thursday!

            Take care! – John

John A. Commito


Environmental Studies Department

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA


Phone:    717-337-6030

Fax:        717-337-8550




From: Hilary A. Landfried
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 2:46 PM
To: John Commito
Cc: Karl Mattson
Subject: Paleolithic Food Lecture

Hello Professor Commito,

I am the PLA for this semester’s Philosophy of Food class and wanted to let you know about a lecture that might be of interest to you and your classes this upcoming Thursday, February 28th.

Visiting lecturer William Schindler is the Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archeology at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.  As both a prehistoric archaeologist and experimental archaeologist his research and teaching interests revolve around a comprehensive understanding of prehistoric technologies including lithic (stone tool), ceramic, and fiber technologies and all aspects of prehistoric food acquisition, processing, storage, and consumption. Dr. Schindler is a strong advocate of traditional foodways and is constantly seeking new ways to incorporate lessons learned from his research into the diets of modern humans. He regularly speaks about and conducts workshops on prehistoric diets, fermentation, charcuterie, foraging, and butchering. Please join us to learn more about his perspective and research.

Dr. Schindler’s lecture, Human Diet and Technological Innovation: Lessons We Can Learn from a Contextual View of our Dietary Past, will take place Thursday, February 28th, at 11:45 in the Lyceum, 3rd floor Penn Hall

Please feel free to contact me or Karl Mattson if you have any questions.



Hilary A. Landfried

Gettysburg College 2013



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