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date: 24 February 2020

grain production 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Michael DeckerMichael Decker

The bulk of the calories (up to 70 per cent) consumed in Late Antiquity came from grain. Cereal grains were easily grown and their yields could be stored for relatively long periods, thereby contributing to the maintenance of sedentary populations, while surplus grain could be transported and stored for use in ... ...

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