In the city centre of Modena (Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy) a noteworthy amount of carpological remains attributable to flax and weld came to light dated to the Imperial Age (first half 1st century A.D.). Flax remains, i.e. capsules and extremely small seeds, suggest the pre- sence of either immature seeds and fruits of cultivated flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) or of a wild flax species (Linum bienne Mill.). The quantity of these remains along with the co-presence of seeds of Reseda luteola, an important dye plant, leads to the hypothesis of the cultivation of both flax and weld for textile manufacturing purposes, which are attested as important in the economy of the Roman period.

Flax and weld: archaeobotanical records from Mutina (Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy), dated to the Imperial Age, first half 1st century A.D / Bosi, Giovanna; Rinaldi, Rossella; Mazzanti, Marta. - In: VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY. - ISSN 0939-6314. - STAMPA. - 20(2011), pp. 543-548. [10.1007/s00334-011-0321-3]

Flax and weld: archaeobotanical records from Mutina (Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy), dated to the Imperial Age, first half 1st century A.D.

BOSI, Giovanna;RINALDI, ROSSELLA;MAZZANTI, Marta
2011

Abstract

In the city centre of Modena (Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy) a noteworthy amount of carpological remains attributable to flax and weld came to light dated to the Imperial Age (first half 1st century A.D.). Flax remains, i.e. capsules and extremely small seeds, suggest the pre- sence of either immature seeds and fruits of cultivated flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) or of a wild flax species (Linum bienne Mill.). The quantity of these remains along with the co-presence of seeds of Reseda luteola, an important dye plant, leads to the hypothesis of the cultivation of both flax and weld for textile manufacturing purposes, which are attested as important in the economy of the Roman period.
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Flax and weld: archaeobotanical records from Mutina (Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy), dated to the Imperial Age, first half 1st century A.D / Bosi, Giovanna; Rinaldi, Rossella; Mazzanti, Marta. - In: VEGETATION HISTORY AND ARCHAEOBOTANY. - ISSN 0939-6314. - STAMPA. - 20(2011), pp. 543-548. [10.1007/s00334-011-0321-3]
Bosi, Giovanna; Rinaldi, Rossella; Mazzanti, Marta
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