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By Natalie Munro
University of Connecticut 

An archaeological dig in Israel provides clues to how feasting became an important ritual

 

November 21, 2018



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(THE CONVERSATION) This holiday season millions of families will come together to celebrate their respective festivals and engage in myriad rituals. These may include exchanging gifts, singing songs, giving thanks, and most importantly, preparing and consuming the holiday feast.

Archaeological evidence shows that such communally shared meals have long been vital components of human rituals. My colleague Leore Grosman and I discovered the earliest evidence of a ritual feast at a...



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