IRON AGE TO POST-MEDIEVAL PLANT AND MOLLUSC REMAINS FROM THE OLD BOWLING GREEN SITE, DROITWICH, WORCESTERSHIRE.

Author(s): S Colledge, J R A Greig

Various suitable contexts were examined for plant remains (pollen, seeds, etc.) to try to find out more about the salt-working industry which had been on the site. Most of the indications are of weed vegetation, so the plants may well represent phases of abandonment of those particular phases of the site. Remains of cereals with cornfield weeds, and of sedges and other wetland and marsh vegetation could perhaps represent such materials such as corn, straw and sedge that were brought to the site for use as building material, animalfodder or for fuel. There is little sign of a salt- tolerant vegetation round the brine springs. Compared with more domestic sites there is far less sign of crop plants.

Report Number:
56/1988
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
9
Keywords:
Animal Remains Mollusca Plant Remains

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