The distribution of food remains over the site suggested that there was a class divide in the consumption of snacks. [Julian] Bowsher explained that remains found underneath the gallery seating suggested that the wealthier classes munched on crabs and sturgeon, as well as imported treats like peaches and dried figs. Meanwhile, oyster shells were found scattered all over the yard area, where commoners stood.There was also a lot of pipe smoking, proving that the Globe and the Rose were mostly in use before the smoking ban in New York. Or they weren't in New York. Science!
"At that time, oysters were indeed the staple diet of the poor," Bowsher said.
Unearthing more of Shakespeare's world
Digging up Shakespeare's lawn was not enough, reader types! Archaeologists have excavated both the Rose and the Globe, and have found...things. Like food remains: oysters, crabs, mussels, periwinkles, cockles, Walnuts, hazelnuts, plums, cherries, peaches, dried raisins and figs. But class ruled all: