phytolith


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phytolith

[′fīd·ə‚lith]
(paleontology)
A fossilized part of a living plant that secreted mineral matter.
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Phytolith analysis of sediment samples from layer 11 failed to identify clear traces of human use of vegetal species.
52) Despite the difficulties of obtaining phytolith and microfossil remains of these plants in the humid tropics, there is evidence that triploid AAB banana cultivars in Africa may have been present in Cameroon in West Africa roughly between 850 to 350 BCE.
Contribution of phytoliths to the suspended load of biogenic silica in the Nyong basin rivers (Cameroon).
In vine, the most common phytoliths are "irregular ruminate" (hereinafter given names of morphotypes of phytoliths, according to International Code for Phytolith Nomenclature 1.
Identification of teosinte, maize, and Tripsacum in Mesoamerica by using pollen, starch grains, and phytoliths.
Evidence from pollen and phytolith studies show that humans have been using the land around Lake La Yeguada with slash and burn activity and planting maize, probably since 7,000 BP (Piperno, 2003).
2013 Phytolith Recovery from Native American Woodland Ceramics Utilizing a Heavy Liquid Technique, Paper presented at the 2013 Student Scholarship Day, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.
Pollen, Phytolith, Starch, Parasite, and Macrofloral Analysis of Soil Samples from the Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project"(Stanford, CA: Technical Report No.
However, the amount of rice phytolith was not enough to affirm rice cultivation (NPBE, unpublished).
Most palaeoe-cologically oriented phytolith studies have focused on the reconstruction of grassland composition and tree/grass cover ratios, yielding important general information on the development and changes of large-scale vegetation communities (Alexandre et al.
Reconstruction of the late Pleistocene grassland of the Columbia basin, Washington, USA, based on phytolith records in loess.