Oil-rich seeds from prehistoric contexts in southern Scandinavia – reflections on archaeobotanical records of flax, hemp, gold of pleasure, and corn spurrey – S. Karg – Acta Palaeobotanica 2012

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Summary: This paper presents a diachronic review of plant records of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) and hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), both known for the dual use of their fibres for textile production and for their oil containing seeds. In addition, the finds of gold of pleasure (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz,) is discussed. This plant was cultivated for the use of its oil oil-containing seeds for at least 2000 years but has totally fallen into oblivion.

Link: http://bomax.botany.pl/pubs/#article-3490

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