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Scientists at the University of Bristol (UK) determined the diet of medieval peasants, the way of life which has hitherto been little known. About it reported in a press release on Phys.org.
The researchers conducted a chemical analysis of organic residues on pottery and bones of animals found at the site of one of the early medieval village of West cotton (West Cotton), in the County of Northamptonshire. It turned out that the staple diet of the peasants was dairy products, stew meat (beef and lamb) and vegetables such as leeks and cabbage.
According to some historical records, medieval peasants ate meat, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, however specific evidence of this was not. According to scientists, the diet of ordinary people in that period of time is key to understanding their way of life. If you already know a lot about the power of the nobility and the clergy.
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