Carbonised Cereal from Three Late Neolithic and Two Early Bronze Age Sites in Western Norway
Author: Soltvedt, Eli-Christine
Source: Environmental Archaeology, Volume 5, June 2000 , pp. 49-62(14)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:Carbonised cereals were found in three Late Neolithic and two Early Bronze Age sites in western Norway. One site, Hjelle is located in northwestern Norway with no close connection to the sea. The Skrivarhelleren site is located in the mountains of the inner Sognefjord. The Voll, Sørbø and Ystabø sites are located on two islands in the middle of a fjord area north of Stavanger, SW Norway. Primarily Hordeum vulgare var. nudum (naked barley) were found. A few grains of Hordeum vulgare (hulled barley) were present in samples from two of the sites. Triticum dicoccum (emmer), Triticum sp. (wheat) and remains of collected plants were also found. The data produced for this article showed that by the end of the Neolithic/beginning of the Bronze Age there must have been an established agricultural economy in parts of western Norway.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Archaeological Museum of Stavanger, National Research Centre for Paleostudies and Conservation, PO Box 478, N-4001 Stavanger, Norway;, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2000-06-01