Ancient Plants and People: Contemporary Trends in Archaeobotany
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
, Wilhelmshaven, v.13, n.3, p.161-179, 2004.
Poor organic preservation in the study region, as in many others, means that traditional archaeobotany
techniques are not possible.
. Applications and new developments.
The remarkable findings of the pilot studies in zooarchaeology and archaeobotany
, and of the residue analysis, generated special enthusiasm among the attendees at the tenth anniversary event.
Various approaches are found in the case studies and analyses that follow, with topics that include the evidence of archaeobotany
, the Roman Forum, the early Greek polis, monumental architecture in Mycenaean world, and three articles on mapping, ritual, and applying the Kipp-Shortman model to state formation of Etruria.
As well as providing significant conceptual advances, the papers pleasingly demonstrate that archaeobotany
has come a long way since 1989's Foraging and Farming, this volume's direct ancestor, with microfossil analysis being almost unrecognizable in its methodological depth and analytical scope.
Project & excavation directors HL,VP, WR & WS; co-authors excavating east mouth 2005-6 HL, VP, ML, AJC, TV, VH, HB, PP, JO, ECR, RP, WS & JS; east mouth supervisor AJC; test pit ECR & AR; geoarchaeology HL; archaeobotany
VP & AJC; human remains ML; lithics and residue analyses HB; obsidian LN; faunal remains PP and JO; radiocarbon dates HL, TH & ECR; palaeoecology JS; permits & archive WR.
cannot be ignored and will alarm, and amelioration needs action not political posturing.
(Ed.) Tropical archaeobotany
: Applications and new developments.
The fieldwork has been research-based, oriented to refining local cultural history and chronology, tracing the development of plant use through archaeology and archaeobotany
, and investigating long-term land use patterns.