Camelina History

Camelina saliva – Agricultural Topics in Moore’s Rural New Yorker – 1864

Summary: Alonzo Hendrick writes:—”I send you, herewith, some yellow seed or false flax. Is it worth anything in market. I have often heard it said it was worth as much as flax seed for oil; but whether it is like tory burrs in wool, I do not know. One man said he had made much money by them, because they ...
by David Roberts on July 03, 2014

New aspects of agriculture and diet of the early medieval period in central Europe: waterlogged plant material from sites in south-western Germany – M. Röosch – Veget Hist Archaeobot 2008

Summary: Archaeobotanical investigations of three waterlogged sites of the migration and the early Merovingian periods throw new light on agriculture and human diet of the Germanic tribe of the Alamanni in southwestern Germany from the 3rd to the 6th century A.D. … the Alamanni cultivated the oil and fibre plants Linum usitatissimum, Papaver somniferum, Cannabis sativa, Camelina and Brassica rapa, ...
by David Roberts on July 03, 2014

Environment and agriculture of the transitional period from the Late Bronze to early Iron Age in the eastern Baltic: an archaeobotanical case study of the lakeshore settlement Luokesa 1, Lithuania – B. Pollmann – Veget Hist Archaeobot 2014

Summary: This paper reports the archaeobotanical investigation of macroremains from the Late Bronze-early Iron Age (LBA–EIA) lakeside settlement Luokesa 1 (L1) in eastern Lithuania, with the aim of elucidating the settlement’s history and crop diversity. Samples were taken along a land to lake transect … Accumulated cultural deposits consisted mainly of manure (litter, fodder and dung of sheep/goat), with rubbish, ...
by David Roberts on July 03, 2014

Oil-rich seeds from prehistoric contexts in southern Scandinavia – reflections on archaeobotanical records of flax, hemp, gold of pleasure, and corn spurrey – S. Karg – Acta Palaeobotanica 2012

Summary: This paper presents a diachronic review of plant records of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) and hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), both known for the dual use of their fibres for textile production and for their oil containing seeds. In addition, the finds of gold of pleasure (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz,) is discussed. This plant was cultivated for the use of ...
by David Roberts on July 03, 2014

Resources of the Southern fields and forests, medical, economical, and agricultural. (A medical botany of the Confederate States; with practical information on the useful properties of the trees, plants, and shrubs.) F.P. Porcher – Evans & Cogswell 1863

Summary: “Camelina sativa – a new oil plant.” In some parts of the world it is cultivated for its stems, which yield a fibre applicable for spinning, and for its oleiferous seeds. Mérat says it was cultivated for this purpose in Flanders. Mr. Wm. Taylor, F. L. S., has recently drawn the attention of agriculturists and others to this plant ...
by David Roberts on July 03, 2014