Paleoethnobotany Third Edition

This new edition of the definitive work on doing paleoethnobotany brings the book up to date by incorporating new methods and examples of research, while preserving the overall organization and approach of the book to facilitate its use as ...

Paleoethnobotany  Third Edition

Author: Deborah M Pearsall

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611322995

Page: 513

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This new edition of the definitive work on doing paleoethnobotany brings the book up to date by incorporating new methods and examples of research, while preserving the overall organization and approach of the book to facilitate its use as a textbook. In addition to updates on the comprehensive discussions of macroremains, pollen, and phytoliths, this edition includes a chapter on starch analysis, the newest tool in the paleoethnobotanist's research kit. Other highlights include updated case studies; expanded discussions of deposition and preservation of archaeobotanical remains; updated historical overviews; new and updated techniques and approaches, including insights from experimental and ethnoarchaeological studies; and a current listing of electronic resources. Extensively illustrated, this will be the standard work on paleoethnobotany for a generation.

Paleoethnobotany

This book describes the approaches and techniques of paleoethnobotany--the study of the interrelationships between human populations and the plant world through the archaeological record.

Paleoethnobotany

Author: Deborah M. Pearsall

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 148328896X

Page: 470

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This book describes the approaches and techniques of paleoethnobotany--the study of the interrelationships between human populations and the plant world through the archaeological record. Its purpose is twofold. First, it assembles in one volume the three major methods of paleoethnobotany, the analysis of macroremains, pollen analysis, and phytolith analysis, for the student or professional interested in the field. Second, it presents on paleoethnobotanist's view of the discipline: its past, present, and future, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in modern archaeology. ï A comprehensive reference work for archaeologists and paleobotanists interested in reconstructing interrelationships between humans and plants from the archaeological record ï The first general of work theory and methods to emerge from this subdiscipline which has developed during the past twenty years ï Makes the approaches and techniques of this field more accessible to the general anthropological and botanical audiences ï Offers archaeologists a handbook of field sampling and flotation techniques as well as an introduction to methods of analysis and interpretation in paleoethnobotany

Paleoethnobotany of the Kameda Peninsula Jomon

Hokkaido , Japan : Hakodate Board of Education . 1982a Late Archaic Plant
Remains from West - Central Kentucky . Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 7
( 2 ) : 205–24 . 1982b Paleoethnobotany in Ontario : The View from the Seed
Side .

Paleoethnobotany of the Kameda Peninsula Jomon

Author: Gary W. Crawford

Publisher: University of Michigan Museum

ISBN: 0932206956

Page: 200

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Revised version of thesis--University of North Carolina.

Current Paleoethnobotany

Paleoethnobotany in America grew out of ethnobotany, "the study of the direct
interrelations between human and plants" (Ford 1978:44). The great potential of
paleoethnobotany was recognized by Melvin Gilmore and Volney Jones at the ...

Current Paleoethnobotany

Author: Christine A. Hastorf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226318936

Page: 236

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A full discussion of the major stages and problems of paleoethnobotanical research, from designing and testing equipment to quantification and interpretation. Combining case studies and theoretical discussions, the volume explores a wide range of issues relevant to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting plant remains to provide accurate information about past human societies. Contributors offer data on specific regions as well as more general background information on the basic techniques of paleoethnobotany for the nonspecialist. Cloth ed. ($24.95) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Huron Paleoethnobotany

2 Paleoethnobotany : Methods and Techniques This chapterevaluates current
methods employed to recover already well established in ethnology ( e.g. ,
Parker 1910 ; and analyse archaeobotanical remains . First , the Waugh 1916 ;
Smith ...

Huron Paleoethnobotany

Author: Stephen George Monckton

Publisher:

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Page: 226

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Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany

Paleoethnobotany encompasses all aspects of the investigation of prehistoric
human - plant relationships from the identification and dating of plant remains to
modeling the evolution of prehistoric plant communities and agriculture (
Gremillion ...

Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany

Author: New York State Museum

Publisher: New York State Museum

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Page: 235

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Sammelgeschichte - Agrargeschichte - Chenopodium - Helianthus - Domestikation - Sammelwirtschaft - Indianer.

Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany

Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany demonstrates those connections and highlights the increasing relevance of the study of past human-plant interactions for understanding the present and future.

Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany

Author: John M. Marston

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607323168

Page: 480

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Paleoethnobotany, the study of archaeological plant remains, is poised at the intersection of the study of the past and concerns of the present, including agricultural decision making, biodiversity, and global environmental change, and has much to offer to archaeology, anthropology, and the interdisciplinary study of human relationships with the natural world. Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany demonstrates those connections and highlights the increasing relevance of the study of past human-plant interactions for understanding the present and future. A diverse and highly regarded group of scholars reference a broad array of literature from around the world as they cover their areas of expertise in the practice and theory of paleoethnobotany—starch grain analysis, stable isotope analysis, ancient DNA, digital data management, and ecological and postprocessual theory. The only comprehensive edited volume focusing on method and theory to appear in the last twenty-five years, Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany addresses the new areas of inquiry that have become central to contemporary archaeological debates, as well as the current state of theoretical, methodological, and empirical work in paleoethnobotany.

Case Studies in Paleoethnobotany

A recurrent theme is the strength of using multiple lines of evidence to address issues of significance. This book is unique in its explicit focus on interpretation for "consumers" of paleoethnobotanical knowledge.

Case Studies in Paleoethnobotany

Author: Deborah M. Pearsall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351009664

Page: 242

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Case Studies in Paleoethnobotany focuses on interpretation in paleoethnobotany. In it the reader is guided through the process of analyzing archaeobotanical data and of using that data to address research questions. Part I introduces archaeobotanical remains and how they are deposited, preserved, sampled, recovered, and analyzed. Five issue-oriented case studies make up Part II and illustrate paleoethnobotanical inference and applications. A recurrent theme is the strength of using multiple lines of evidence to address issues of significance. This book is unique in its explicit focus on interpretation for "consumers" of paleoethnobotanical knowledge. Paleoethnobotanical inference is increasingly sophisticated and contributes to our understanding of the past in ways that may not be apparent outside the field or to all practitioners. The case study format allows in-depth exploration of the process of interpretation in the context of significant issues that will engage readers. No other work introduces paleoethnobotany and illustrates its application in this way. This book will appeal to students interested in ancient plant–people interrelationships, as well as archaeologists, paleoethnobotanists, and paleoecologists. The short methods chapters and topical case studies are ideal for instructors of classes in archaeological methods, environmental archaeology, and ethnobiology.

Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany

The volume challenges the perception that plant and animal foodways are distinct and contends that the separation of the analysis of archaeological plant and animal remains sets up a false dichotomy between these portions of the diet.

Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany

Author: Amber VanDerwarker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441909350

Page: 335

View: 951

In recent years, scholars have emphasized the need for more holistic subsistence analyses, and collaborative publications towards this endeavor have become more numerous in the literature. However, there are relatively few attempts to qualitatively integrate zooarchaeological (animal) and paleoethnobotanical (plant) data, and even fewer attempts to quantitatively integrate these two types of subsistence evidence. Given the vastly different methods used in recovering and quantifying these data, not to mention their different preservational histories, it is no wonder that so few have undertaken this problem. Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany takes the lead in tackling this important issue by addressing the methodological limitations of data integration, proposing new methods and innovative ways of using established methods, and highlighting case studies that successfully employ these methods to shed new light on ancient foodways. The volume challenges the perception that plant and animal foodways are distinct and contends that the separation of the analysis of archaeological plant and animal remains sets up a false dichotomy between these portions of the diet. In advocating qualitative and quantitative data integration, the volume establishes a clear set of methods for (1) determining the suitability of data integration in any particular case, and (2) carrying out an integrated qualitative or quantitative approach.

People Plants and Landscapes

Using different methods and theoretical approaches, the essays in this work apply botanical knowledge to studies of archaeological plant remains and apply paleoethnobotany to nonarchaeological sources of evidence.

People  Plants  and Landscapes

Author: Kristen J. Gremillion

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081730827X

Page: 271

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People, Plants, and Landscapes showcases the potential of modern paleoethnobotany, an interdisciplinary field that explores the interactions between human beings and plants by examining archaeological evidence. Using different methods and theoretical approaches, the essays in this work apply botanical knowledge to studies of archaeological plant remains and apply paleoethnobotany to nonarchaeological sources of evidence. The resulting techniques often lie beyond the traditional boundaries of either archaeology or botany. With this ground-breaking work, the technically and methodologically enhanced paleoethnobotany of the 1990s has joined forces with ecological and evolutionary theory to forge explanations of changing relationships between human and plant populations. Contents and Contributors: The Shaping of Modern Paleoethnobotany, Patty Jo Watson New Perspectives on the Paleoethnobotany of the Newt Kash Shelter, Kristen J. Gremillion A 3,000-Year-Old Cache of Crop Seeds from Marble Bluff, Arkansas, Gayle J. Fritz Evolutionary Changes Associated with the Domestication of Cucurbita pepo: Evidence from Eastern Kentucky, C. Wesley Cowan Anthropogenesis in Prehistoric Northeastern Japan, Gary W. Crawford Between Farmstead and Center: The Natural and Social Landscape of Moundville, C. Margaret Scarry and Vincas P. Steponaitis An Evolutionary Ecology Perspective on Diet Choice, Risk, and Plant Domestication, Bruce Winterhalder and Carol Goland The Ecological Structure and Behavioral Implications of Mast Exploitation Strategies, Paul S. Gardner Changing Strategies of Indian Field Location in the Early Historic Southeast, Gregory A. Waselkov Interregional Patterns of Land Use and Plant Management in Native North America, Julia E. Hammett

Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany II

This volume presents current work in this vital field of inquiry.

Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany II

Author: John P. Hart

Publisher: New York State Museum

ISBN: 9781555572457

Page: 214

View: 921

"In northeastern North America our understandings of prehistoric human-plant relationships, the subject of paleoethnobotany, continue to change as more samples are taken, examined, and compared to extant records. The results of these analyses are no longer relegated to the appendices of archaeological site reports, but constitute important contributions to our understandings of Native American lifeways in the Northeast, on their own and in combination with other lines of evidence. This volume presents current work in this vital field of inquiry. Its chapters reflect how paloethnobotany in the Northeast is changing to include the analysis not only of macrobotanical, but also microbotanical, remains and new theoretical developments in our understandings of prehistoric human-plant relationships. Collectively, the chapters in this book provide a sense of the breadth of paleoethnobotanical research being carried out in the Northeast and serve as a benchmark by which progress in the field can be measured in the decades to come."--Publisher's description.

Near Eastern Archaeology

Through this analysis—termed paleoethnobotany— botanical remains provide
input on many issues: environment; diet; cultural practices; plant evolution; and
trade, to mention just a few. Though the history of paleoethnobotany in the Near ...

Near Eastern Archaeology

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The Biblical Archaeologist

Through this analysis — termed paleoethnobotanybotanical remains provide
input on many issues : environment ; diet ; cultural practices ; plant evolution ;
and trade , to mention just a few . Though the history of paleoethnobotany in the
Near ...

The Biblical Archaeologist

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