TITLE

Fuel for Thought: Archaeobotanical Evidence for the Use of Alternatives to Wood Fuel in Late Antique North Africa

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Wendy
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology;Dec98, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p191
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Crop processing residues, by-products of food production and animal dung are not waste, but useful sources of fuel. Two samples from Vandal / Late Antique levels at Leptiminus, Tunisia, and nine oven samples from the Late Antique site of Kom el-Nana, Middle Egypt, are used to explore evidence for a variety of fuel resources available to the inhabitants of these sites. Aside from demonstrating archaeobotanical cases for the use of alternative fuels to wood, the samples discussed here provide evidence for a complex management and movement of materials around these ancient sites.
ACCESSION #
5922503

 

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