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  • Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany
  • edited by John M. Marston, Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, and Christina Warinner
  • 2014
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  • Published by: University Press of Colorado
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Tables
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xix-xxiv
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  1. 1. Paleoethnobotanical Method and Theory in theTwenty-First Century
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I: Formation Processes
  2. pp. 17-18
  1. 2. Formation Processes of the Macrobotanical Record
  2. pp. 19-34
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  1. 3. Formation and Taphonomic Processes Affecting Starch Granules
  2. pp. 35-50
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  1. 4. Formation Processes of Pollen and Phytoliths
  2. pp. 51-74
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  1. Part II: Recovery, Identification, and Data Management
  2. pp. 75-76
  1. 5. Sampling Strategies in Paleoethnobotanical Analysis
  2. pp. 77-94
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  1. 6. Recovering Macrobotanical Remains: Current Methods and Techniques
  2. pp. 95-114
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  1. 7. Laboratory Analysis and Identification of Plant Macroremains
  2. pp. 115-146
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  1. 8. Digitizing the Archaeobotanical Record
  2. pp. 147-160
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  1. Part III: Quantification and Analysis
  2. pp. 161-162
  1. 9. Ratios and Simple Statistics in Paleoethnobotanical Analysis: Data Exploration and Hypothesis Testing
  2. pp. 163-180
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  1. 10. The Use of Multivariate Statistics within Archaeobotany
  2. pp. 181-204
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  1. Part IV: Integration of Paleoethnobotanical Data
  2. pp. 255-256
  1. 13. Peopling the Environment: Interdisciplinary Inquiries into Socioecological Systems Incorporating Paleoclimatology and Geoarchaeology
  2. pp. 257-274
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  1. 14. From the Ground Up: Advances in Stable Isotope-Based Paleodietary Inference
  2. pp. 275-292
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  1. 15. Ancient Biomolecules from Archaeobotanical Remains
  2. pp. 293-314
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  1. 16. A Landscape Context for Paleoethnobotany: The Contribution of Aerial and Satellite Remote Sensing
  2. pp. 315-336
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  1. Part V: Interpretation
  2. pp. 337-338
  1. 17. Human Behavioral Ecology and Paleoethnobotany
  2. pp. 339-354
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  1. 18. Documenting Human Niche Construction in the Archaeological Record
  2. pp. 355-370
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  1. 19. Paleoethnobotanical Analysis, Post-Processing
  2. pp. 371-390
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 391-530
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 531-534
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 535-548
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781607323167
Related ISBN(s)
9781607323150
MARC Record
OCLC
903563629
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2015-02-17
Language
English
Open Access
No
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