Brewing beer in wine country? First archaeobotanical indications for beer making in Early and Middle Bronze Age Greece

  title={Brewing beer in wine country? First archaeobotanical indications for beer making in Early and Middle Bronze Age Greece},
  author={Soultana Maria Valamoti},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
  • S. Valamoti
  • Published 2017
  • Geography
  • Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
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