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AUTH in the CITY: Cooking with seeds in prehistoric times

How did people cook in prehistoric Greece? Did they drink beer or wine? We are inviting you to a journey back in time, exploring the plant ingredients of prehistoric Greece through ERC project PLANTCULT.

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  Sunday, 8.10.2017


  12.00-15.00 & 17.30-20.00 pm


  Aristotelous Square, Thessaloniki

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Pella, brithplace of Alexander the Great

PLANTCULT participates in the special event 'Pella, brithplace of Alexander the Great', under the Alexander-Aristotle Action organised by the Region of Central Macedonia - division of Development, Environment and Tourism- and the Archaeological Museum of Pella. S.M. Valamoti will introduce the interested public in the range of plant foods known since prehistoric times in Macedonia in a short talk titled: Food habits in Ancient Macedonia. The talk will take place in front of specially prepared dishes inspired by prehistoric ingredients and modern recipes of the cuisine of Central Macedonia.

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  Thursday 5.10.2017

time  18.30 

ven  Archaeological Museum of Pella


Relevant media:

58th annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany

M. Berihuete-Azorín, H.-P. Stika and S.M. Valamoti, Grünkern: From famine food to delicatessen, 58th annual meeting of the Society for Economic Botany, Braganca, Portugal, June 4-9, 2017.

M. Berihuete- Azorín, , H.-P. Stika, S.M.Valamoti Grünkern (2017): Grünkern: Von Notnahrung bis Feinkost. Oral communication. Jahrestreffen der Arbeitsgruppe Archäobotanikd des Arbeitskreises Vegetationsgeschichte der Reinhold-Tüxen- Gesellschaft. Hemmenhofen, Germany. 19-21 May 2017

Announcing the success of PLANTCULT proposal to Archaeology undergraduates in front of the Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, January 2016. The event involved food tasting with foods made of plant ingredients encountered in prehistoric Greece. The foodstuffs were prepared by the students of the Seminar of Prehistoric Archaeology (APR606) on the occasion of completing the winter-term courses.

New Year's celebration/Vasilopita ritual, at ΚΕΔΕΚ, Balkan Center, Building A, 3d floor, January 26, 2017

Workshop on experimental archaeolgy regarding the importance of fire for prehistoric cooking practices (together with Chr. Matzanas)

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9 2 calendar png file  Suturday 22.10.2016

time  11.00 am

ven  Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki






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