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

Smith, Wendy
December 1998
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology;Dec98, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p191
Academic Journal
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.


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