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Ancient plants and people : contemporary trends in archaeobotany

Author: Marco Madella; Carla Lancelotti; Manon Savard
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2014. ©2014
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"Ancient Plants and People is a timely discussion of the global perspectives on archaeobotany and the rich harvest of knowledge it yields. Contributors examine the importance of plants to human culture over time and geographic regions and what it teaches of humans, their culture, and their landscapes"--Provided by publisher.
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Ancient plants and people.
Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014007785
(OCoLC)876351008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Madella; Carla Lancelotti; Manon Savard
ISBN: 0816598681 9780816598687
OCLC Number: 896980480
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 316 pages)
Contents: Preface / Martin K. Jones --
Introduction / Manon Savard, Marco Madella, and Carla Lancelotti --
Part I. Methodologies in Archaeobotany --
Sample-Size Estimation and Inter-Assemblage Quantification in Archaeobotany / Gyoung-Ah Lee --
Regional Exchanges in South Eastern Arabia During the Late Pre-Islamic Period : The Contribution of Phytolith Analysis of Ceramic Thin Sections from ed-Dur (Umm al-Qaiwain, UAE) / Luc Vrydaghs, Paul De Paepe, Kris Rutten, and Ernie Haerinck --
Examining Agriculture and Climate Change in Antiquity : Practical and Theoretical Considerations / Alexia Smith --
Part II. Case Studies in Archaeobotany and Vegetation History --
Swahili Food Production : An Interim Archaeotanical Report from Pemba Island, Tanzania, Seventh through Sixteen Centuries AD / Sarah C. Walshaw --
Plant-Food Subsistence in Context : An Example from Epipalaeolithic Southwest Anatolia / Danièle Martinoli --
Vegetation Proxy Data and Climate Reconstruction : Examples from West Asia / Naomi F. Miller --
The Significance of Prehistoric Weed Floras for the Reconstruction of Interrelations of Environment and Crop Husbandry Practices During the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages (1600-700 BC) in the Near East / Simone Riehl --
Part III. Social Archaeobotany --
Historical Aspects of Early Plant Cultivation in the Uplands of Eastern North America / Kristen J. Gremillion --
Routine Activities, Tertiary Refuse, and Labour Organisation : Social Inferences from Everyday Archaeobotany / Dorian Q. Fuller, Chris Stevens, and Meriel McClatchie --
Of Crops and Food : A Social Perspective on the Agricultural Tradition of the Harappan Civilisation / Marco Madella --
Anthracological Research in the South-Southeastern Brazilian Coast : Palaeoenvironment and Plant Exploitation of Sambaqui Moundbuilders / Rita Scheel-Ybert and Maria Dulce Gaspar --
Part IV. Genetics in Archaeobotany --
Rice of Asian Origin / Yo-Ichiro Sato --
A Review on the Research on the Origin of Six-Row Barley / Ken-ichi Tanno --
Maize Cob Phytoliths as Indicators of Genetics and Environmental Conditions / Linda Scott-Cummings.
Responsibility: edited by Marco Madella, Carla Lancelotti, and Manon Savard.

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