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Françoise TOULEMONDE

VEGETABLE FOODS DURING EARLY PROTOHISTORY IN ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
Carpological Study from the Sites of Gif-sur-Yvette "Rond-Point de Corbeville"
(Essonne) and Villiers-sur-Seine "Le Gros Buisson" (Seine-et-Marne)

 

Abstract

Archaeobotanical studies of two sites in Île-de-France region are presented. Gif-sur-Yvette "Rond-point de Corbeville" dates from the end of the Hallstatt period, while Villiers-sur-Seine "Le Gros Buisson" dates to the Bronze age/Iron age transition period. Both have been thoroughly sampled but show different levels of preservation. Results highlight a vegetal economy based on hulled cereals, mostly barley, emmer and broomcorn millet. Pulses are numerous and diversified in Villiers-sur-Seine, while they are underrepresented in Gif-sur-Yvette. Oil plants are poppy in the first site and gold of pleasure in the last. Numerous pieces of charred and agglomerated seeds (mostly broomcorn millet) have been recovered from all of the settlement of Villiers-sur-Seine. Uncommon states of cereal grains have also been observed (germinated wheat, crushed barley). Analyses have been made and hypotheses are discussed.

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