Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 105–106 | Cite as

New finds of Malus sylvestris Mill. (wild apple) from Neolithic sites in Poland

  • Aldona Bieniek
  • Maria Lityńska-Zając


The oldes Neolithic crab apple (Malus sylvestris L.) remains have been found in the Gwoździec 2 site (southeast Poland), archaeologically dated to the earliest part of the Linear Pottery Culture. There is also another find of apple pips from Poland (Dąbki site) identified as Malus sylvestris L. and after a long discussion archaeologically dated to the proto-Neolithic period. Wild apple fruits were gathered and dried for storage, as was the case in several other sites in Europe.

Key words: Crab apple macroremains – Neolithic – Poland 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldona Bieniek
    • 1
  • Maria Lityńska-Zając
    • 2
  1. 1.W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lubicz 46, PL 31-512 Kraków, PolandPL
  2. 2.Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cracow Branch, Polish Academy of Sciences, Slawkowska 17, PL 31-016 Kraków, Poland, email: maria@archeo.pan.krakow.plPL

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