Cereals

The post-excavation analysis of soil samples collected during the 2015 excavation season has produced important information about arable farming at Ipplepen. Exeter student Jan Oke, has examined all of the plant macrofossils obtained from these samples under a microscope. She has revealed that overall 59% of identifiable grains are wheat, 21% are barley, and 20% oats. This pattern of mixed arable agriculture is typical for South West Britain during the Roman period.

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