Shipwrecked Plant Remains

  title={Shipwrecked Plant Remains},
  author={Cheryl Ward Haldane},
  journal={The Biblical Archaeologist},
  pages={55 - 60}
  • C. Haldane
  • Published 1 March 1990
  • History
  • The Biblical Archaeologist
Examining organic material from shipwrecks can reveal a lot about when a ship sailed and what it was carrying. Many of the few plants mentioned in the Bible have been identified in the various wrecks. 
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  • 1995
Aspalathus, a plant mentioned in Pliny the Elder's "Natural History," Dioscorides' "De Materia Medica," Theophrastus' "Enquiry into Plants," and Ecclesiasticus is most probably caper (Capparis sp.).
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