Paleoethnobotany: a handbook of procedures

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Academic Press, 1989 - 470 páginas
This book describes the approaches and techniques of paleoethnobotany--the study of the interrelationships between human populations and the plant world through the archaeological record. Its purpose is twofold. First, it assembles in one volume the three major methods of paleoethnobotany, the analysis of macroremains, pollen analysis, and phytolith analysis, for the student or professional interested in the field. Second, it presents on paleoethnobotanist's view of the discipline: its past, present, and future, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in modern archaeology. ī A comprehensive reference work for archaeologists and paleobotanists interested in reconstructing interrelationships between humans and plants from the archaeological record ī The first general of work theory and methods to emerge from this subdiscipline which has developed during the past twenty years ī Makes the approaches and techniques of this field more accessible to the general anthropological and botanical audiences ī Offers archaeologists a handbook of field sampling and flotation techniques as well as an introduction to methods of analysis and interpretation in paleoethnobotany

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Techniques for Recovering Macroremains
15
Sample Designs
35
Issues in Recovery of Macroremains
75
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Deborah Pearsall is currently Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, as well as head of the American Archaeology Division Paleoethnobotany Laboratory. Her current research focuses on the evolution of agricultural systems in Ecuador and on refining phytolith classification and processing procedures. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1979.

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