Paleoethnobotany, Third Edition: A Handbook of Procedures
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.
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Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1 The Paleoethnobotanical Approach
Chapter 2 Deposition Preservation and Recovery of Macroremains
Chapter 3 Identification and Interpretation of Macroremains
Chapter 4 Pollen Analysis
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