I have found these large seeds in a submarine layer (-12 m under the sea level) dated 6th-5th cent. BC cal. in the harbour of Genoa (Liguria, Italy). I think it is exotic material, therefore not included in the Italian flora. Could be botanical remains related to ancient trades of foods or other products from North Africa when Genoa was an Etruscan port-emporium. Do you recognize what species they are?
Seed_02, _03: Arecaceae (Palmae)?
Prof. Daniele Arobba
Museo Archeologico del Finale
Chiostri di Santa Caterina
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