In a few countries, pumpkin spices, supermarket shelves and restaurant menus, while the Asian Perspectives magazine, an integral part of these spices, as a nutrient known as the earliest use of a new study published.

In an archaeological site in the Pulau Ay, part of the Banda Islands in the Maluku region of Indonesia, it is estimated that the mussels found on the pieces of broken pottery were found to be 3,500 years old. This date is about 2,000 years behind the previously known use of spices.

The research and the two excavations conducted in 2007-2009 were conducted by Peter Lape, Archaeological Curator of the University of Washington and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Burke, in collaboration with Gasjah Mada University in Indonesia and colleagues from New South Wales University, Australia.

The archaeological site of Pulau Ay has been inhabited from 3,500 years to 2,300 years ago and there are many traces of direct traces of animal bones, earthenware, stone tools and shelter structures. The diversity of discovered archaeological artifacts provides important evidence of the changes in the use of people’s marine resources, pottery vessels and domesticated animals.

In the first 500 years that the area was kept, people had switched from a fish-weighted diet to a diet based primarily on domesticated pigs. The pot was initially used as a thin-walled container for storing liquids that allowed people to survive on this poor island. A few centuries later, thicker walled pottery pots used for cooking appeared. In the excavations carried out in the area, pork bones are found in or near such containers.

. This area shows us how people are gradually adapting to living on these small tropical islands evolving from camps to fishing to permanent dwellings. . It’s also impressive to see such an early use by the Muscat, the spice that changed the world after a few thousand years, Mus he says.

Co-writers Judith Field and Adele Coster, co-authors of Lape’s research, also came across the remains of six other plants, including rammeen and purple yam, on a pot of pottery. These products are likely to have been harvested from wild plants or raised by farming.

Pulau Ay is a small island that lacks both local terrestrial mammals and groundwater. It is unlikely that such an island will permanently host a population of people who do not have the advantages of domesticated animals and sufficient water storage.

However, according to the investigations they conducted in other archaeological sites, the researcher says that the island was visited by people who targeted rich reef resources a few thousand years ago when they were inhabited by more permanent populations in the early Neolithic period. It is believed that these visitors are the nearest big island Seram located 100 kilometers east of the place where they live. Pulau Ay people who have acquired enough knowledge about the maritime skills required to go to the island and the first Neolithic settler candidates will be among the possibilities.

New Archaeological Discoveries

About 2,300 years ago, the area in question was largely or completely abandoned, with no evidence of the period covering 2,300 to 1,500 years before at any point in the Banda Islands. The studies on the subject aim to answer why these remote islands, which had been inhabited by people who were very attached to other regions before and after this period, have been abandoned for 800 years.

Examination of such areas can help clarify the complex cultural processes, including the arrival of many new plants, animals and technologies in the Neolithic period into the Southeast Asian islands. The results of the surveys show that these changes do not occur at the same time, but rather are adopted gradually and allow people to use these tropical islands in new ways.

Grasping the origins of the earliest use of people by Muscat is helping us to see the big picture by combining the points of international trade in later periods. With the 14th century (and perhaps even earlier), long-distance traders had begun to go to Banda to recite; this valuable spice had gained international fame in the Banda Islands in the early modern age.

This discovery now allows us to gain a new perspective on muskata, which is still a valuable product in the multi-billion dollar fall-food and beverage industry.

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