Tropical Archaeobotany

Tropical Archaeobotany

by Jon G. Hather
     
 

Covers the examination, identification and interpretations of plant remains in tropical archaeology, whilst also the origins, spread, distribution and past use of tropical plants for food and other purposes.See more details below

Overview

Covers the examination, identification and interpretations of plant remains in tropical archaeology, whilst also the origins, spread, distribution and past use of tropical plants for food and other purposes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415097840
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/12/1994
Series:
One World Archaeology Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
1Wood charcoals from tropical sites: a contribution to methodology and interpretation9
2Archaeobotanical investigations on a multicultural site at Adam, Maharashtra, with special reference to the development of tropical agriculture in parts of India34
3The identification of charred root and tuber crops from archaeological sites in the Pacific51
4Dietary evidence from the intestinal contents of ancient humans with particular reference to desiccated remains from northern Chile66
5Methods in the analysis of starch residues on prehistoric stone tools86
6Investigating New World tropical agriculture: contributions from phytolith analysis115
7The prospects and problems of using palynology to trace the origins of tropical agriculture: the case of Southeast Asia139
8Anthropogenic indicators in pollen diagrams: problems and prospects for late Quaternary palynology in New Guinea172
9Pollen in Polynesia: the use of palynology to detect human activity in the Pacific islands202
10Chemosystematics in archaeology: a preliminary study of the use of chromatography and spectrophotometry in the identification of four prehistoric root crop species from the desert coast of Peru215
11Protein and lipid analysis of food residues227
12The genetics of agriculture: DNA variation in taro and yam251

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