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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. Am A comprehensive reference work for archaeologists and paleobotanists interested in reconstructing interrelationships between humans and plants from the archaeological record Am The first general of work theory and methods to emerge from this subdiscipline which has developed during the past twenty years Am Makes the approaches and techniques of this field more accessible to the general anthropological and botanical audiences Am Offers archaeologists a handbook of field sampling and flotation techniques as well as an introduction to methods of analysis and interpretation in paleoethnobotany... analysis (image analysis), 193a€“194, 362 Muffle furnace for ashing, 337a€“338 for charring, 138a€“140 Mulholland and Rau phytolith processing procedure, ... Peru, 198a€“200, 214a€“217, 225a€“ 228 Paraffin flotation, 84a€“85, see also Chemical flotation; Froth flotation; Manual flotation; Water sieve/separator Parenchyma root and tuber, 173 wood, 159a€“161 Parmana sites, Venezuela, 448a€“ 450 Payne, S., 22, anbsp;...

Author:Deborah M. Pearsall
Publisher:Academic Press - 2013-10-22


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