Archaeology and Anthropology

During the UNIQ course we will focus on the broad theme of food and drink. Some of the questions you will explore include:

What may our ancestors have eaten and how did they prepare their foods?
Why do all societies think some things are edible but other things not?
What role does food play in constructing people’s identity?
What do we know about the origins of agriculture, and why some societies chose not to engage in it? Is there more to food than just nutrition?
Does cannibalism exist and how might we explain it? And what – if anything – links raw, rotten, and cooked foods?

To answer these questions and give you the chance of learning more about Archaeology and Anthropology at Oxford in general, the course will be structured around a mixture of interactive talks, seminars and study sessions.

A* grades are not essential. This course would suit those studying arts and science subjects and there is no specific combination of subjects required for admission.