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Indeed, the complexity of palaeobotany requires a Cray compy or two to
handle the dbase.
But neither the palaeoflora of the Jordan Valley nor the palaeohomeopathy of
the Essenes was target of my modest inquiry, rather the palaeoethnobotanical
approach of the agricultural capital stock, the triad of grain, vines and
olives. For we know the mutual dependence of farming and fighting in
preindustrial systems, where the primate of food has dominated any thought.
And that, once the food is relative secured, man directly starts to


Dr. rer. nat. Dierk van den Berg
Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf

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Von: Suter, David <dsuter@stmartin.edu>
An: <orion@mscc.huji.ac.il>
Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. Mai 1999 07:15
Betreff: RE: orion-list Agriculture in the DSS

> Dierk,
> Perhaps the response is that the right kind of material was not collected
> and catalogued to reach the kind of answers you are asking for.  I have
> recently read the published reports on Tel Anafa in Supplement 10 to the
> Journal of Roman Archaeology and noted that considerable effort was put
> reaching conclusions about agriculture at that Upper-Jordan site based on
> extensive database of faunal remains.  It's also my conclusion, however,
> that the creation and use of such a database probably requires a computer.
> David Suter
> Saint Martin's College

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