Plant economy of the northern Alpine lake dwellings — 3500–2400 cal. BC

  title={Plant economy of the northern Alpine lake dwellings — 3500–2400 cal. BC},
  author={S. Jacomet},
  journal={Environmental Archaeology},
  pages={65 - 85}
  • S. Jacomet
  • Published 2006
  • Geology
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Abstract Considerable changes are observed in the abundance of cultivated plants in the northern Alpine foreland between 3500 and 2400 cal. BC. The importance of tetraploid naked wheat (Triticum durum Desf./turgidum L.) and opium poppy (Papaver somniferum L.) declines whereas that of glume wheat (mainly emmer, Triticum dicoccum Schübl.) and flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) increases progressively. The hypothesis presented here is that these developments are mainly due to changing cultural spheres… CONTINUE READING
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