These wild descendants seem to come from a different time. In fact, plant remains from the Tertiary have been detected. Cornelian cherry seeds were found in early human settlements. The cornel wood was the early carbon fiber composite of our human ancestors. Poets spread their reputation. Their names are Homer, Ovid and Xenophon. The preserved wood from European battlefields shows indicates violent fight marks. The wood was put to the test again in collaboration with martial arts masters.