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Archaeologists recently uncovered indications of ancient vineyards dedicated to the cultivation of grapes in a Spanish medieval settlement. Wine has been a part of numerous cultures for many centuries. In a recent discovery, workers recently uncovered indications of ancient vineyards dedicated to the cultivation of grapes in a Spanish medieval settlement. The vineyards were located at Zaballa, a medieval settlement reportedly abandoned during the 15th century. During an excavation of the site, archaeologists located seed remnants and pollen which were later analyzed.Archaeo-botanical studies provided indicated that the settlement was home to grape vine cultivation during the early 10th century. Ancient tools were also found at the site, further verifying the theory, as they were only compatible with vineyard use. The researchers located another nearby site which was used for the cultivation of cereals during the same time period. The settlements help to provide insight on how ancient society dealt with economic and political changes. A medieval archeologist involved in the research stated that the settlements “are historical spaces brimming with explanatory significance to help us understand the societies of the past; indeed, they require attention which they have not had until now.”