Aan tafel in het Oude Mannenhuis te Delft

Hondelink, M., 1-Dec-2018, In : Paleo-aktueel. 29, p. 103-114 11 p.

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This paper focuses on providing a nuanced picture of the daily meal consumed at the Oude Mannenhuis, an almshouse for elderly men in Early Modern Delft (1411-1792). It aims to do so by combining historical documents dealing with food-purchase orders and archaeobotanical macro remains taken from the cesspits. The historical documents, written by the steward, suggest a frugal and monotonous diet, which appears to be incomplete as it lacks generic food items such as fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices known to have been consumed during the
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)103-114
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1-Dec-2018


  • Archeobotanie, Geschiedenis, Eten, Delft

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