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  • ISBN: 9780125480420
  • ISBN10: 0125480423

Paleoethnobotany: A Handbook of Procedures

by Pearsall, Deborah M.

  • List Price: $149.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • Publish date: 03/01/2003
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Paleoethnobotany, Second Edition presents the diverse approaches and techniques used by anthropologists and botanists in the study of human-plant interactions. It shows why anthropologists must identify plant remains and understand the ecology of human-plant interactions. Additionally, it demonstrates why botanists need to view the plant world from a cultural perspective and understand the strengths and weaknesses of the archaeological record.<P>This new edition of the definitive work on "doing paleoethnobotany" follows the steady growth in the quantity and sophistication of paleoethnobotanical research. It features a rewritten chapter on phytolith analysis and a new chapter, "Integrating Biological Data". It also includes new techniques, such as residue analysis, and new applications of old indicators, such as starch grains.<P>An expanded examination of pollen analysis, more examples of environmental reconstruction, and a better balance of Old and New World examples increase the versatility of this holistic view of paleoethnobotany.
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