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Cultural Choices and Exchange Networks: Cereals in Iron Age and Archaic Italy.

Author(s): Laura Motta

Year: 2016

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Staple foods offer an ideal opportunity to investigate cultural identity and socio-economic interactions. In Iron Age and Archaic Central Italy several kinds of cereal staples were grown, consumed and possibly exchanged. Different patterns shown by recent archaeobotanical research suggest interesting implications for the understanding of the cultural and political landscape of Central Italy in a period of rapid tranformations. A new method has been developed to detect directly the movement of cereal staples across the region and the very first preliminary results of Sr isotopic analysis on charred seeds from Gabii will be presented.


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Cultural Choices and Exchange Networks: Cereals in Iron Age and Archaic Italy.. Laura Motta. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404634)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America