FOOD IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA FROM THE PALEOLITHIC ERA TO THE PRE-ISLAMIC ERA IN LIGHT OF THE THEORY OF CHALLENGE AND RESPONSE
Received: 13.06.2021; Revised: 22.07.2021, Accepted: 05.09.2021, Published Online: 16.09.2021
Dr. Salma Mohammed B. Hosawi
Associate Professor- Department of History – College of Arts – King Saud University- Saudi Arabia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Food, drink, and shelter are an important aspect of daily life; they are even the most important basic human needs in general, except that the subject of food is one of the topics that is not taking its right of research and scrutiny; This is due to the scarcity of scientific material in this aspect.
As much of the information on this topic depends a lot on rock paintings and classic writings that dealt with the spices of the Arabian Peninsula and their plants, along with what was mentioned in the revision of References to food and drink in the ancient Arab society »
Add to that what was mentioned in the writings of Arab-Muslim historians and books of poetry; including also the contributions of archaeologists to the discovering of the most important plants, animals and fish that were eaten, methods of storing food, the quality of the utensils, dishes used for cooking and eating and cups and jars.
Keywords: Food, Arabian Peninsula, theory, Arabs, society.