The first find in southern Georgia of fossil honey from the Bronze Age, based on palynological data

  title={The first find in southern Georgia of fossil honey from the Bronze Age, based on palynological data},
  author={Eliso Kvavadze and Irina Gambashidze and Giorgi Mindiashvili and Giorgi Gogochuri},
  journal={Vegetation History and Archaeobotany},
The results of a palynological analysis of the organic content of earthenware pots from the Kodiani burial mound (27th–25th centuries b.c.) are reported. The character of the palynological spectrum differs significantly from that of a buried soil within the same burial mound. In the samples taken from the pots, pollen concentration is very high, pollen grains are perfectly preserved and an abundance of pollen from insect-pollinated plants is recorded. It is well known that these features are… 

Palynology of the Paravani burial mound (Early Bronze Age, Georgia)

Information from pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs was used to reconstruct ritual burial traditions in the first half of the third millennium b.c. to establish the presence of an animal skin and the burial occurred during the firsthalf of the summer.

Palynological evidence of mead: a prehistoric drink dating back to the 3rd millennium b.c.

  • D. MoeK. Oeggl
  • Environmental Science
    Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
  • 2013
Human coprolites from Birka, Sweden and Dürrnberg, Austria, have been found, dated and palynologically analysed as a part of interdisciplinary studies. All their pollen spectra are dominated by

Botanical and zoological remains from an early medieval grave at Tsitsamuri, Georgia

A multidisciplinary analysis of pollen, seeds, mites and molluscs from organic remains in the Tsitsamuri burial provides strong evidence of the season of internment and indicates a cultural landscape in which agriculture, viticulture, horticulture and pasturing were carried out.

Palynological Investigations of Tenth- to Early Ninth-Century BCE Beehives from Tel Reḥov, Jordan Valley, Northern Israel

Palynological analysis of a unique, large-scale apiary from the tenth—early ninth centuries BCE town at Tel Reḥov was aimed at identifying the plants used for honey production, reconstructing ancient environments and identifying exotic plants that may indicate the geographical origin of apiculture at the site.

Paleorecords of Domesticated and Wild Grapevine in Romania: a Review

This paper reviews the, so far available, paleorecords of Vitis sylvestris C.C. Gmel and Vitis vinifera L. from Romania. The study takes into consideration the presence of Vitis pollen from Holocene

Environmental implications and evidence of natural products from dental calculi of a Neolithic–Chalcolithic community (central Italy)

The detection of secondary metabolites in the ancient matrix confirmed the familiarity of this community with plant resources and the stability of the tartar microenvironment had preserved starches and other microparticles, rarely detected in ancient dental calculus.



Evaluation of honey residues from Iron Age hill-top sites in southwestern Germany: Implications for local and regional land use and vegetation dynamics

Organic contents of bronze vessels from royal burial sites dating to the Iron Age in southern Germany were investigated by pollen analysis. All pollen assemblages observed were dominated by