University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Jill Anne Weber

Botanical and Faunal Remains from Tell es-Sweyhat

By: Naomi F. Miller and Jill Anne Weber

Botanical Remains Charred plant remains from ancient sites open a window onto many aspects of ancient Landscape and economy. In the Near East, for example, wood charcoal comes primarily from trees and shrubs burned as fuel. It reflects which woody plants were available for cutting and therefore aids in reconstructing the ancient envi¬≠ronment. Charred seeds […]