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Timber use and garden plants in the Roman villa “of Poppea” at Oplontis

The evidences show an exclusive use of coniferous timber in building and carpentry

In a study published in Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Daniela Moser, Emilia Allevato and Gaetano Di Pasquale analyse wood and charcoal remains from the timber structures and from the garden soils of the Villa of Poppea at Oplontis, providing new evidence of the history of some significant trees of the Mediterranean region and putting forward hypotheses about wood use during the Roman period.

 

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