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When

Monday, November 22, 2021 (9:30 AM - 1:30 PM) GMT+2

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Where

Weizmann Institute

Rehovot, Center District, Israel

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9:30 AM

9:40 AM

Introduction

9:45 AM

"Olive tree, with us for 8000 years and its secrets "

10:10 AM

"Biodiversity and sustainable fruit growing"

10:35 AM

”Back to the origins of grapevine domestication process”

11:00 AM

Coffe break

11:20 AM

"Wheat evolution in nature and under human influence"

11:45 AM

The origin of the Mediterranean diet in prehistoric Italy: cereals, olive and grapevine

12:10 PM

"the MANN Museum: ancient treasures of the Mediterranean Diet"

12:35 PM

"From excavation to plate: Rediscovering the delicacy of Byzantine cuisine"
The inspiration for this talk came to us while digging up ancient food remains in our archaeological excavations in the Negev Desert of southern Israel. For us dry and desiccated food leftovers are the stuff of life, and conceal ancient knowledge that had been lost for generations. Remains of hundreds of fish and shellfish and thousands of grape seeds were among the most surprising discoveries of the expedition. Other imported goods include spices and textiles, some of which were brought all the...
The inspiration for this talk came to us while digging up ancient food remains in our archaeological excavations in the Negev Desert of southern Israel. For us dry and desiccated food leftovers are the stuff of life, and conceal ancient knowledge that had been lost for generations. Remains of hundreds of fish and shellfish and thousands of grape seeds were among the most surprising discoveries of the expedition. Other imported goods include spices and textiles, some of which were brought all the way along the Silk Road from China. These remains offer unparalleled clues to the commercial connections of the Negev Desert and its importance in international trade more than 1,500 years ago. They also unravel a story of wealth and prestige and the delicacy of Byzantine taste and cuisine.
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