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"Fish fossils reveal Roman trade routes"

Fish fossils reveal Roman trade routes
trefwoorden: Romeinse tijd - Egypte - meerval - handelsroute
Genetics shows ancient Anatolians imported Egyptian catfish.
Fossilized remains of a fish supper have revealed a hitherto unknown Roman trade route. Genetic analysis shows that 1400-year-old catfish unearthed in an ancient Anatolian city probably came from Egypt. The fossils were found among the mountain-top ruins at Sagalassos, 110 kilometres inland from Turkey's southern Mediterranean coast. Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) are not native this region.

Lees verder bij: Nature.com (14 juli 2003)