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Ancient Vineyards Discovered In Spain
2013-12-24 03:57:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the journal Quaternary International, archaeologists have uncovered evidence showing that a section of terraced fields farmed in 10th-century Spain were devoted to the intensive cultivation of grape vines. The vineyards were found at Zaballa, a medieval settlement abandoned in the 15th century. “Archaeo-botanical studies of seed remains found in the excavations and pollen studies have provided material...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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