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