Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Lahtinen, Maria
Organisation Livsmedelsverket
Projektets titel Prehistoric farming practices in Finland with special focus on the Brassica family vegetables (cabbage, turnip and swede)
Beslutnr 316431
Beslutsdatum 26.04.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Finansiering 318 129
Beskrivning av projektet
This project studies the prehistoric farming practises with special focus on Brassica family plants, such as cabbage, turnip and swede. These species are currently understudied as discussion on early farming has mainly focused on cereal cultivation. However, they are very suitable cultivars for northern climate and still economically important plants. The plants are also difficult to study with existing methodologies, because they do not produce large quantities of pollen or seed. Therefore this project aims for new approaches which are to search for traces of the plants from pottery with organic residue analysis.