ARCHEOBOTANISCH ONDERZOEK IN DRIEBOND, GEMEENTE GRONINGEN
On the east bank of the river Hunze, east of the city of Groningen, remains were discovered of a smalL settlement dating from the first two centuries AD. During the excavation several samples were taken for among other things, botanical investigation. Most surprising were fruits of Beta vulgaris (ssp. maritima), which were until now unknown north of the Limes. The other seeds and plant remains indicate a rather wet, slightly brackish environment, highly enriched with nitrogenous material as a result of human and animal activity.