Results relating to the identification of macroscopic plant remains (leaves, fruits, seeds) discovered during the archaeological excavation of the Roman harbour of Pisa, in Tuscany, Italy are reported. The plant samples include the cultivated species Prunus spp., Corylus, Olea, Vicia, Juglans and the nemoral wild species Salix spp., Quercus spp., Fagus, Ulmus, Alnus. The remains of cultivated plants - fragments of fruits and seeds - were perhaps part of the boats' cargo or stores for the crew's meals. In the case of the wild taxa, the simultaneous presence of fruit and leaves, suggests that the remains recovered came from the forest vegetation bordering the area of excavation and the adjacent higher grounds, thus delineating a new vegetation landscape for the ager pisanus. © 2008 Association for Environmental Archaeology.
|Autori:||BERTACCHI ANDREA; TOMEI PAOLO EMILIO; LOMBARDI TIZIANA; SANI ALESSANDRA|
|Titolo:||Plant macroremains from the Roman harbour of Pisa (Italy).|
|Anno del prodotto:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1179/174963108X343290|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|