The History of Eating Utensils

The history and evolution of eating utensils can be researched by accessing the online Rietz Food Technology Collection. The Anthropology Department at the California Academy of Sciences has the Rietz Food Technology Collection which was collected by Carl Austin Rietz. The variety of utensils in the 1300 item collection help to document changes in the construction and use of tableware. Photographs of items in the collection illustrate the text.