Ten. Fruit-Growing

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Margareta Tengberg

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch10

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Tengberg, M. (2012) Fruit-Growing, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • fruit-growing;
  • fruit trees, less “domesticated” than cereals;
  • fruit cultivation in the Near East, iconographic evidence;
  • Mesopotamian cuneiform, and mention of fruits;
  • wild grape consumption, before agriculture;
  • wild from cultivated grape seeds, archaeobotanical;
  • fig (Moraceae family), ancient Near East;
  • date palm, the “king of trees” in ancient Near East;
  • date palm, dominating landscapes;
  • fruit trees, chronological and cultural contexts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Grape Vine

  • Olive

  • Figs

  • Date Palm

  • Other Fruit-Bearing Trees

  • Conclusion

  • Guide to Further Reading