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Grapevine palaeogenomics across the Mediterranean Basin

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ConferenceInternational Symposium in Biomolecular Archaeology
Abbreviated titleISBA9
CountryFrance
CityToulouse
Conference date(s)1/06/214/06/21
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DatePublished - 2 Jun 2021
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The Mediterranean Basin is home to some of the world’s most celebrated winemaking regions, with some traditions stretching back millennia. Despite its economic and cultural significance, there are significant gaps in our knowledge of how domesticated grapevines were transported across the region and which varieties were used at different points in time. The DREGS project, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, seeks to explore the history of winemaking using palaeogenomic testing of archaeological grape seeds. The data indicate that grapevine varieties can be identified in the past and past changes in viniculture reflect broader cultural changes.

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  • DREGS

    Project: Research project (funded)Research

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