The oldest wine in Europe discovered in ancient Philippi at northern Greece.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki presented a research that indicates that making and drinking wine in Europe originates from prehistoric Greece.

Thousands of ancient grape seeds found in ancient house whose contents preserved in a fire that occurred in 4300 B.C.

The Department of Archaeology has been conducting archaeobotanical research for the last twenty years. Specifically the research began with the use of archeological flotation, an archaeobotanical sampling technique.

Sultana-Maria Valamoti, professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, said: “These first steps were the starting point that led to today’s findings”.

She mentioned that: “Thousands of liters of soil processed by the method of flotation and a variety of archaeological sites researched”. Generally, this data provides a wealth information  on the social and economic organization in northern Greece.