Ficus carica L. is one of the oldest domesticated fruit trees in the world. The sweet fruits were widespread across Europe and seeds frequently recorded in many archaeobotanical datasets. The use of figs in diet varied substantially along the geographical South-North European axis. The question is, if this is determined by its local availability or by cultural factors. The aim of the research project in framework of the Papaver Centre is to collect every proper information about chronology and chorology of fig finds in archaeological contexts using archaeobotanical databases in Italy (BRAIN research group), in the Southern part of Germany (ARBODAT Ba-Wü), in Czech archaeobotanical database (CZAD) and in the archaeobotanical databases of Scandinavia (HANSA network project). The main effort of the study is an attempt to explain patterns of fig occurrence in time and trace its diffusion from the Mediterranean to Central and Northern Europe. An additional goal is to explain fig finds in archaeological context by correlating the finds with specific human behaviour. Collaborators: BRAIN: D. Arobba, M. Bandini Mazzanti, A. Bernardová, M. Buonincontri, R. Caramiello, M.L. Carra, E. Castiglioni, A. Celant, L. Costantini, G. Fiorentino, A. Florenzano, V. Komárková, M. Marchesini, M. Mariotti Lippi, M. Maritan, S. Marvelli, A. Masi, A. Miola, M. Mori Secci, R. Nisbet, L. Peña-Chocarro, C. Pepe, R. Rinaldi, M. Rottoli, D. Sabato, L. Sadori L., M. Ucchesu

Archaeobotanical evidence of fig (Ficus carica L.) in Europe on the axis of South-North gradient. Preliminary information about Papaver Centre research project / Bbeneš, J.; Karg, S.; Kodýdková, K; Mercuri, Anna Maria; Bosi, Giovanna; Pokorná, A.; Preusz, M.; Rösch, M.; Fischer, E.; And, Collaborators. - STAMPA. - (2015), pp. 9-9. ((Intervento presentato al convegno ( eds.) 11th Conference of Environmental Archaeology “Life in Flux – Humans, animals and plants in postglacial ecosystems of Europe and Northern Africa” tenutosi a České Budějovice (CZ) nel 9-11 February 2015.

Archaeobotanical evidence of fig (Ficus carica L.) in Europe on the axis of South-North gradient. Preliminary information about Papaver Centre research project

MERCURI, Anna Maria;BOSI, Giovanna;
2015

Abstract

Ficus carica L. is one of the oldest domesticated fruit trees in the world. The sweet fruits were widespread across Europe and seeds frequently recorded in many archaeobotanical datasets. The use of figs in diet varied substantially along the geographical South-North European axis. The question is, if this is determined by its local availability or by cultural factors. The aim of the research project in framework of the Papaver Centre is to collect every proper information about chronology and chorology of fig finds in archaeological contexts using archaeobotanical databases in Italy (BRAIN research group), in the Southern part of Germany (ARBODAT Ba-Wü), in Czech archaeobotanical database (CZAD) and in the archaeobotanical databases of Scandinavia (HANSA network project). The main effort of the study is an attempt to explain patterns of fig occurrence in time and trace its diffusion from the Mediterranean to Central and Northern Europe. An additional goal is to explain fig finds in archaeological context by correlating the finds with specific human behaviour. Collaborators: BRAIN: D. Arobba, M. Bandini Mazzanti, A. Bernardová, M. Buonincontri, R. Caramiello, M.L. Carra, E. Castiglioni, A. Celant, L. Costantini, G. Fiorentino, A. Florenzano, V. Komárková, M. Marchesini, M. Mariotti Lippi, M. Maritan, S. Marvelli, A. Masi, A. Miola, M. Mori Secci, R. Nisbet, L. Peña-Chocarro, C. Pepe, R. Rinaldi, M. Rottoli, D. Sabato, L. Sadori L., M. Ucchesu
( eds.) 11th Conference of Environmental Archaeology “Life in Flux – Humans, animals and plants in postglacial ecosystems of Europe and Northern Africa”
České Budějovice (CZ)
9-11 February 2015
Bbeneš, J.; Karg, S.; Kodýdková, K; Mercuri, Anna Maria; Bosi, Giovanna; Pokorná, A.; Preusz, M.; Rösch, M.; Fischer, E.; And, Collaborators
Archaeobotanical evidence of fig (Ficus carica L.) in Europe on the axis of South-North gradient. Preliminary information about Papaver Centre research project / Bbeneš, J.; Karg, S.; Kodýdková, K; Mercuri, Anna Maria; Bosi, Giovanna; Pokorná, A.; Preusz, M.; Rösch, M.; Fischer, E.; And, Collaborators. - STAMPA. - (2015), pp. 9-9. ((Intervento presentato al convegno ( eds.) 11th Conference of Environmental Archaeology “Life in Flux – Humans, animals and plants in postglacial ecosystems of Europe and Northern Africa” tenutosi a České Budějovice (CZ) nel 9-11 February 2015.
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