Dear Lucie
Are you sure it is a seed or fruit? The lower pictures remind me of a Salix bud.
Kind Regards
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Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 3:00 PM
Subject: mysterious seeds

Dear list members,
Here is a seed that I, as well as many of my colleagues, can't identify.
It concerns charred seeds from a neolithic site situated in the Northern French Alps at
an altitude of 1800 m. 
I would be pleased with any of your suggestions!

Kind regards

Lucie Martin

Lucie Martin
*UMR 7209 - Archéozoologie, archéobotanique : sociétés, pratiques et environnements
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Bât. Anatomie comparée CP56
55 rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris, France
*Institute of Prehistory and Archaeological Science (IPAS); Basel University, Spalenring 145, CH – 4055 Basel.
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