Morphometric Analysis of the 18th Century Vitis sp. Seeds from Apulum Archaeological Site

Iulia Alexandra FARCAȘ, Nastasia POP, Anamaria CĂLUGĂR, Florin Ovidiu BOTIȘ


The present study examines Vitis sp. seeds discovered during the excavations in 2017 on an archaeological site in Apulum, the current city of Alba Iulia, Romania. The archaeological context was dated as belonging to the 18th century. The grape seeds were measured in order to determine whether they are cultivated or wild. Using mathematical formulas and keys given for interpretation, all the seeds were determined as being cultivated. The results obtained complete the archaeological information regarding Vitis sp. use in human diet during Modern era in Transylvania.


archaeobotany; macroremains; Modern era

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