Plant macrofosils from roman harbour in Zaton near Nin

Krajačić, Mirna (2009) Plant macrofosils from roman harbour in Zaton near Nin. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The archaeobotanical method of analizing herbal macrofosils was applied to a total of 52 samples from an undersea archeological locality - an ancient port in Zaton near Nin. Out of the collected samples, a total of 2575 seeds, fruits and other herbal remains have been separated, out of which 2403 have been determinated, mostly up to species level. An analysis of the results illustrated that the most important agricultural products were the grape vine (Vitis vinifera), olives (Olea europaea) and figs (Ficus carica). The sweet/sour cherry (Prunus avium/cerasus), peach (Prunus persica) and almond (Prunus amygdalus), some vegetables and seasoning plants were cultivated or traded as well. Mediterranean vegetation of alliance Quercion ilicis was established in ancient times. Under anthropogenic influence it then already degraded into maquis, garigues and pastures. Remains of radish (Raphanus sativus) are the oldest material evidence found so far that confirms the assumptions about its cultivation dating back to Roman times. Finding of Glaucium cormculatum species is also interesting, which has not recently been documented in Croatia.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: archaeobotany, plant macro-fossilis, Aenona, antiquity, cultivated plants
Supervisor: Šoštarić, Renata
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 105
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2014 12:32
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 12:53
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2703

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