Daily Bread: Prehistoric Cooking Features in the Northern Sacramento Valley
From Jeff Layne on September 14th, 2016
MA Anthropology, CSU, Chico Graduate
Ms. Crawford shares some interesting highlights from her master’s thesis, illustrating how the food and cooking methods used by Indians in the Northern Sacramento Valley reflected on land use, population changes, and other events in prehistoric times. She outlines the different ways the indigenous people cooked in an area that includes what are now Butte, Glenn, Shasta, and Tehama counties. Included is information about what was cooked, from acorns to fish to root vegetables. Ms. Crawford studied the cooking methods of six tribes.
Recorded: September 27, 2011