Carbonized food plants of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Villa at Torre Annunziata

  title={Carbonized food plants of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Villa at Torre Annunziata},
  author={Frederick Gustav Meyer},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • F. G. Meyer
  • Published 1 October 1980
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
The remains of carbonized plants recovered from sites destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 furnish valuable historical evidence on many staple food plants used by the ancient Campanians of the 1st century A.D. Carbonized seeds,grains, nuts, and fruits of 24 species identified from documented materials at Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the Roman villa at Torre Annunziata include: filbert, Corylus avellana;broadbean, Vicia fabavar. minor;bittervetch. Vicia ervilia;chickpea, Cicer arietinum;carob… 
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