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Charred Grain Assemblages from Roman-Period Corn Driers in Britain.

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posted on 27.07.2011, 14:15 by Marijke Van der Veen
This paper presents a review of the botanical evidence for the function of so-called 'corn-driers' from Roman-period Britain. The charred grain assemblages associated with corn-driers from twenty-one sites have been analysed. The results indicate that these kilns should be regarded as multi-functional structures; both the roasting of germinated grains for the production of malt and the parching/drying/ of grain in preparation for consumption and storage are functions implied by the botanical evidence. The need for further experimental research is identified.

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The Archaeological Journal, 1989, 146, pp. 302-319.

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The Archaeological Journal

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Royal Archaeological Institute

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0066-5983

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27/07/2011

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http://www.royalarchinst.org/publications/journal http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00665983.1989.11021292

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