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Plants, people and places : recent studies in phytolith analysis

Author: Marco Madella; Débora Zurro
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow ; Oakville, CT : [Distributed in the USA by] David Brown Book Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Phytoliths - rigid microscopic bodies that occur in most plant species - have gone a long way since that day when Darwin became curious about a fine powder deposited on the instruments of the HMS  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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études diverses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marco Madella; Débora Zurro
ISBN: 184217245X 9781842172452
OCLC Number: 72150812
Notes: Chiefly papers originally presented at the 4th International Meeting on Phytolith Research.
Description: vi, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Methodological Approaches --
1. Can slide preparation methods cause size biases in phytolith assemblages? Results from a preliminary study / C.A.E. Stromberg --
2. Phytolith analysis of ploughed land thin sections. Contribution to the early development of Medieval Brussels (Treurenberg site, Belgium) / L. Vrydaghs, Y. Devos, K. Fechner and A. Degraeve --
pt. 2. Botanical Research --
3. A survey of phytoliths produced by the vegetation of Dhofar, Oman / B. Ball, G.I. Baird, A. al-Farsi, S.A. Ghazanfur and L.A. Woolstenhulme --
4. Microfossils characterization from south Andean economic plants / M.A. Korstanje and M.P. Babot --
5. Morphological characteristics observed in the leaf phytoliths of selected Gymnosperms of eastern Australia / J. Parr and L. Watson --
6. Silicification of conifers and its significance to the environment / A.G. Songster and M.J. Hodson --
pt. 3. Applications in Archaeology --
7. Hearth structure and function at level J (50 kyr, bp) from Abric Romani (Capellades, Spain): phytolith, charcoal, bones and stone-tools / D. Cabanes, E. Allue, J. Vallverdu, I. Caceres, M. Vaquero and I. Pasto --
8. The analysis of phytolith from Braehead archaeological site (Scotland, UK) / M. Madella --
9. Microstratigraphy of an Early Historic refuse pit: a phytolithological approach / S.P. Eksambekar and M.D. Kajale --
10. Phytolith analytical study on a Late Chalcolithic --
Early Historical archaeo-stratigraphical sequence from Balathal, south Rajasthan, India / M.D. Kajale and S.P. Eksambekar --
11. Phytolith analysis, sheep, diet and fecal material at Ambathala pastoral station (Queensland, Australia) / D. Bowdery --
12. Phytoliths as artifacts: evidence of threshing on silica bodies / L.S. Cummings --
pt. 4. Palaeoecological Studies in Archaeological Contexts --
13. Phytoliths and micropalaeontological data in a boggy soil / A.A. Bobrov --
14. Phytoliths from the Pleistocene site of Ambrona (Soria, Spain) / A. Pinilla, A. Perez Gonzalez and M. Santonja --
15. Phytolith and pedoanthracological analysis of "off-site" Holocene sequences from Mondragon (middle Rhone Valley, south of France) / C. Delhon --
pt. 5. Applications in Palaeoecology --
16. Preliminary phytolith analysis of Sarmiento Formation in the Gran Barranca (central Patagonia, Argentina) / A.F. Zucol, M. Brea, E. Bellosi, A.A. Carlini and G. Vucetich --
17. Various phytolith types as bearers of different kinds of ecological information / A. Golyeva --
18. Micromorphology and phytoliths study in coastal dunes of the southeastern Pampean plains (Buenos Aires, Argentina) / M.L. Osterrieth and M. Fernandez Honaine --
19. Phytoliths in soils and plants of the wetlands of the River Ciguela (Ciudad Real, Spain) / A. Pinilla, A. Martin and A. Sanchez.
Responsibility: edited by Marco Madella and Débora Zurro.

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