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Title: Big Debates over Small Fruits
Subtitle: Wine and Oil Production in Protohistoric Southern Italy (ca 1350-750 BC)
Author(s): LENTJES, Daphne , SALTINI SEMERARI, Giulia
Journal: BABESCH
Volume: 91    Date: 2016   
Pages: 1-16
DOI: 10.2143/BAB.91.0.3175640

Abstract :
In southern Italy, the period between the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age saw profound changes, including increasing social complexity, economic and demographic growth, and the process of Greek colonisation. Some of these changes can be associated with new developments in the scale and organization of agricultural production. In this paper, we aim to investigate the connection between agricultural production and social organisation by focusing on grape and olive cultivation. Archaeological and archaeobotanical datasets are integrated to investigate whether and how changes in food production and consumption relate to changes in the social organisation of ancient communities.

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