Historical Food Remains

Connected Sites

  • Ancient Thebes Tutanchamon Tomb (3,000 year old doum fruit)
  • Biblical Tells Wheat grains at Tel Hazor Link
  • Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin Chicken bones at Maresha Link
  • Djenné The discovery of organic remains, among which were a large number of African rice grains, shed much light on how the cultivation of rice developed (AB evaluation).
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire carbonated remains of grains at Saalburg
  • Gyeongju Excert from National Geographic Magazine (August 1988) Kyongju, Where Korea Began by Cathy Newman (Concerning the Heavenly Horse Tomb) "We also found eggs in the coffin." "Eggs?" "Seven Eggs. One or two actually intact. To nourish the dead."
  • Incense Route of the Negev Shivta
  • Joya de Ceren ICOMOS : "the objects recovered constitute a virtual inventory of their contents at the moment of eruption .... and a variety of foods ncluding maize, beans, chilis and cocoa beans"
  • L'Anse aux Meadows Butternuts
  • Lopé-Okanda Nuts and crops
  • Mapungubwe Bones and ostrich eggs
  • Masada wheat, olives and dates
  • Pompei
  • Rapa Nui Palm nuts and animal bones were found in caves on the island.
  • Shahr-i Sokhta During these investigations several categories of botanical remains such as cereals (grains and legumes),fruits, spices and wood were studied. (Nom File)
  • Yagul and Mitla corn cob fragments


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