I’m so envious , I would have loved to taste all the foods the ancient
Minoans ate. The Minoan culture has always fascinated me.
Jerolyn Morrison, my friend and colleague at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete has been researching on Crete for 17 years into the domestic life of the ancient Minoans.
Jerolyn and I worked at sorting and fitting together many bags of ancient pottery shards to form vessels for Jerolyn to make replicas of these vessels from local clay so that she could experiment with how people used them. At this stage I left her to continue with what has been her long term project, she works with archaeologists and botanists to discover what foods these ancient people ate; she uses the replica pots to cook feasts for local guests in the Minoan way, using the kinds of ingredients Minoans used. Of course all at the Study Center had a sneak preview first.
Jerolyn has a master’s degree in anthropology with emphasis in archaeology; she has been a Fulright Scholar and…
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