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Title: Charred Plant Remains from a Romano-British Farmstead at Glebe Farm, Bubbenhall, Warwickshire
Authors: Monckton, Angela
First Published: 1999
Presented at: University of Leicester
Publisher: English Heritage
Abstract: The enclosed Romano-British farmstead site at Glebe Farm gravel quarry was excavated by staff of Warwickshire Museum in four stages and samples were taken ) from each area for charred plant remains. The cereals found were wheat which was mainly spelt (Triticum spelta) and hulled barley (Hordeum vulgare). Two samples, one from an oven and another from a pit, contained abundant chaff thought to be dehusking waste showing that dehusking of glume wheat was carried out on the settlement. There were few weeds in most samples but one of the samples contained relatively abundant leguminous weed seeds. The distribution of remains on the site was considered and the waste chaff was probably used as fuel or kindling in features near the edge of the enclosure, a group of samples from near the roundhouse contained smaller amounts of similar waste together with other samples with more grain than chaff thought to be waste from food preparation. Samples from outside the enclosure contained few remains.
Series/Report no.: Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report;24/99
Type: Report
Rights: © 1999 Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England
Appears in Collections:Reports, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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