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Second year of successful harvesting in our experimental cultivations in Greece

The team of dedicated IHU and trainee agronomy students that made harvest and threshing possible. ‘Twiggy’ the car also deserves a mention, as the silent hero of the project. A long, hard, and yet particularly rewarding stage comes to its end; the end of the second successful harvest and threshing of our experimental cultivations in…
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Let the harvest begin! Second year of experimental cultivations in Greece

The students of International Hellenic University (IHU), Solon Samiotis and Nektarios Theophanous, collecting barley heads for further analysis. After a long month of meticulous and detailed measurements and observations at our experimental cultivations in Thermi Thessalonikis, the time has finally arrived to commence the critical stage of the harvest. The harvest started in early June,…
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GIAP at the 19th Conference of the International Workgroup for Palaeoethnobotany

The GIAP’s archaeobotany team is presenting in the 19th Conference of the International Workgroup for Palaeoethnobotany (IWGP2022), held from 13-17th June in the Czech Republic, with multiple contributions. If you’re registered, you can access an interactive programme and check the posters online: https://www.iwgp2022.eu/interactive-program/. SESSION 1.3 Plants structuring society: trade and globalisationPoster presentation. Food and plant trade…
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Harvest time is approaching! Second year of experimental cultivations in Greece

Final year agronomy students from the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki , Solonas Samiotis and Nektarios Theofanous are taking PSI measurements from the landrace plots, and inputing data straight to the GIS database. Last week on the fields was a hard, yet rewarding one! This year, the contribution of GIAP (ICAC) members Hèctor A. Orengo, Arnau Garcia Molsosa and Giannis Apostolou,…
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GIAP on the radio waves! Alexandra Livarda presents our experimental cultivations

Alexandra Livarda presents an update on our experimental cultivations in Greece, in the new ‘Toquem Pedra‘, the section about archaeology in Tarragona Ràdio‘s ‘Què de qué‘ programme. The scientific dissemination program ‘Toquem Pedra’ has been broadcast since 2021, and is broadcast live on the third Wednesday of each month, at 11:40 am. “What do you…
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Success of the first year of experimental cultivations

In our last post reporting on our experimental cultivations you could see our greenhouse and our fields blooming in the spring and later already mature and yellow before the harvest. We had just begun the harvest after a challenging season with late rains and hoping for the best. We are now extremely happy to report…
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Experimental cultivations & the creation of a new methodological tool for archaeobotanical investigations

Reporting Alexandra Livarda and Alexandra Kriti Archaeobotany and the study of seeds and grains can be very frustrating, especially when compared to other bioarchaeological disciplines, like zooarchaeology. Let us explain: when you have an animal bone you can get all sorts of information. You can tell what animal it is, but also, the sex, age,…
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Christmas reflections and ‘bones festes’!

GIAP’s last weekly meeting for 2020 (lacking Iban Berganzo). With all our very best wishes for 2021! Time has flown, in a few days 2020 will be over and just a few days ago we had our final weekly GIAP meeting for the year…although without online drinks and nibbles. We leave these for next year…
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