drupelet


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drupelet

[′drüp·lət]
(botany)
An individual drupe of an aggregate fruit. Also known as grain.
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However, although the nine syconia and 313 drupelets found at Gilgal I may 'significantly outnumber any other fruit remains from that period' (Kislev et al.
2006a: 1373), histological examination of drupelets could shed further light on reproductive status (Baskaya & Crane 1950), as well as degrees of preservation of archaeobotanical syconia and drupelets.
People in the Lower Jordan valley, and potentially elsewhere, preferentially collected persistent figs with embryoless drupelets for sugar content (Baskaya & Crane 1950), dental sensitivity, or other cultural and dietary reasons.
Climate change, land management practices, or a combination of both could have increased the visibility of persistent female figs in the landscape and account for the dominance of these types of syconia and drupelets in archaeobotanical assemblages from sites in the Lower Jordan valley.