[Sca-cooks] Pre-Roman Britain
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.
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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