PLANT REMAINS FROM FLAXENGATE, LINCOLN

Author(s): L C Moffett

Some samples were taken for charred plant remains from the excavations conducted in 1972-76. The samples were assessed and those chosen for analysis were those with the most charred material which were well dated. Most of the samples were 11th century, but two were from the 12th century and one from the 13th century. Cultivated plants included wheat, barley, oats, opium poppy, flax and possibly apple. Most of the wild plants were ruderals and segetals which could have been associated with crops or growing in the town. Some wild plants appear to have been brought into the town, including heather and some wet ground plants which may have been collected for fuel, building materials or bedding.

Report Number:
50/1996
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
10
Keywords:
Grain, Carbonised Mineral Preserved Organic Plant Remains

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