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Title: Garamantian Agriculture: the Plant Remains from Zinchecra, Fezzan.
Authors: Van der Veen, Marijke
First Published: 1992
Publisher: The Society for Libyan Studies
Citation: Libyan Studies, 1992, 23, pp. 7-39.
Abstract: Excavations at Zinchecra, a hill fort settlement of the Garamantes in Fezzan, southern Libya, have recovered a rich assemblage of desiccated and carbonised plant remains. The archaeobotanical evidence of this assemblage has produced a unique insight into the state of agriculture in the Sahara during the first half of the first millennium B.C. Three cereal crops and three fruit crops have been identified, as well as salad plants and aromatic herbs. The use of wild plant resources has also been attested. The assemblage is dated by eleven radiocarbon dates to 900-400 cal. B.C. A well-developed agricultural regime was present, despite the harsh climatic conditions.
ISSN: 0263-7189
Type: Article
Rights: © The Society for Libyan Studies.
Description: Metadata only entry
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Archaeology and Ancient History

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