The attached article by Aurélie Salavert on the plant remains from Tell Yarmouth, Israel, and among them crushed and carbonized olive endocarps may probably be of interest to your study.
With best regards,
Le 18 mai 2016 à 05:13, Forste, Kathleen <[log in to unmask]> a écrit :
> Dear colleagues,
> I am looking for some references on the use of fruit pits (specifically ziziphus, date, olive, plum/peach/cherry/etc.) as an alternative fuel source in the Levant. Does anyone know of any archaeological or ethnological sources? I am analyzing an Early Islamic botanical assemblage from a coastal site in Israel and have found a number of samples that are very rich in a variety of these pits, and am exploring the potential for their use as fuel.
> On a related note, does anyone know of any references discussing the drying of fruits for local consumption or export?
> Many thanks,
> Kathleen Forste
> Ph.D. student and Teaching Fellow
> Department of Archaeology
> Boston University
> Environmental Archaeology Lab