Members of the National Institute of preventive archaeological research in France (Inrap) in excavations carried out in the municipality of Briber, Department of Pas-de-Calais, found many archeological items, including charred "pie" I century of our era.
Message about the discovery is published on the website Inrap. The most notable finding was the "pie". Archaeologists rarely find remnants of food because it is organic matter that decomposes quickly in the ground.
But in this case the researchers were lucky, can not be said about the cook. Probably, this "pie" badly burnt in the cooking process and become unfit for human consumption. The fire changed its chemical composition, which allowed this creature to withstand time.
"Pie" has been preserved almost entirely. It is established that it was made in the period between 40 and 87 years BC. To date it has been on samples of pottery found here.
At the moment, "pie" sent to the laboratory for testing. Scientists intend to find out, from which it was prepared. The first tests showed that its composition may be present cereals barley type and two varieties of wheat. By the way, the diameter of this "pie" is only about 10 cm.
Attention and other finds. Scientists think that about 2000 years ago here there was a small Gallo-Roman settlement. So, was excavated two quadrangular houses. Radiocarbon Dating showed that people lived in these buildings between the second half of the first century and the end of the II century ad.
Excavations have also proven that the first people settled in this place, probably between 400 and 300 BCE for a Long time there was probably a small farm. By the way, archaeologists found the remains of four horses. In the period of Roman occupation from approximately 27 BC to 37 ad farm, judging by the lack of finds of this period, was abandoned, but later was restored and existed about one and a half centuries.