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The Chumash World at European ContactPower, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers$
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Lynn Gamble

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254411

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254411.001.0001

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Subsistence and Feasting

Subsistence and Feasting

(p.151) Chapter 6 Subsistence and Feasting
The Chumash World at European Contact

Lynn H. Gamble

University of California Press

This chapter discusses the nature of feasting and its context in Chumash society. It provides an overview of diet and subsistence resources, and compares the floral and fauna remains from two historic-period settlements, Helo' and Talepop. The chapter also examines storage and the gender roles in feasts, before concluding with a section on the feasting behavior of the Chumash.

Keywords:   feasting, diet, subsistence resources, floral and fauna, storage, gender roles, feasts, feasting behavior

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