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Deciphering archaeological Residues to understand the history of European Grape cultivation and winemaking Societies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 842577

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 212 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 212 933,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

Project description

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The beginnings of winemaking

Wine has been associated with human societies since the early development of agriculture some 8 000 years ago in the Near East. The discovery of grape residues on pottery confirmed Neolithic people had a taste for wine but there are still many unanswered questions about the prehistoric development and spread of grape cultivation and winemaking. The EU-funded DREGS project will analyse ancient seeds excavated from archaeological sites across Eurasia and North Africa dating 1 000 BCE to the Middle Ages. It will explore when and where white berries were first propagated and when varieties became established into local traditions. It will also examine how winemaking changed during cultural upheavals.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Address

Heslington
Yo10 5dd York North Yorkshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 212 933,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 842577

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 212 933,76

  • EU contribution

    € 212 933,76

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom