[Sca-cooks] Pre-Roman Britain

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Fri Sep 14 14:37:42 PDT 2012

>Just read an article this morning in Current Archaeology (a British 
>publication) that discusses finding celery and coriander seeds and 
>olive pits in a pre-Roman kitchen midden.  These were previously 
>only thought to have been used in Britain before the Roman conquest, 
>and make a comment on Iron Age trade in foodstuffs.
>Mem Elaina

I suspect you meant to say "These were previously only thought to 
have been used in Britain *after* the Roman conquest"


Ongoing excavations at Silchester, Hamps., (CA 250) have uncovered 
the first evidence that Britain's inhabitants were enlivening their 
meals with Mediterranean flavours before the Roman conquest - 
including Britain's first Iron Age olive.


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