Podcast Season 2, Episode 6 – Using Olive It: Sustainable Fuel Production in the Ancient Mediterranean with Erica Rowan

On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Erica Rowan, a lecturer in classical archaeology at Royal Holloway University of London and is the founding editor of the Archaeology of Food and Foodways Journal.

Listen in, as Dr. Rowan tells us about how waste from olive oil processing was used as a sustainable fuel source across the ancient Mediterranean. She also tells us about how this process continues in the modern world.