Roman Diet Media Coverage
On March 1, my article, "Food for Rome," came out in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. It's gotten some media attention, so here's a collection of relevant links if you want to know more and don't want to read the article:
- LiveScience, March 1, "Most Ancient Romans Ate Like Animals," by Stephanie Pappas. While the title is pretty laughable, the piece is quite good.
- Polit.ru, March 5, "The Main Food of the Ancient Romans Was Millet" (title translated by google from the Russian). I like this coverage because it means I finally learned how to transliterate my name into the language of my maternal ancestors.
- Quirks & Quarks, CBC radio program, March 9, "The Ancient Roman Diet." I talked to Bob McDonald, host of this Canadian science talk show, about isotopes, food, and Romans. (I confess I still haven't listened to it, since I hate hearing myself talk...)
- Der Spiegel, March 10, "Fast alle Römer aßen Viehfutter" (Most Romans ate feed), by Angelika Franz.
- Anthropology in Practice, Scientific American Blogs, March 25, "You are what you eat: unraveling the truth in food records," by Krystal D'Costa.