Tropical Archaeobotany: Applications and New Developments [NOOK Book]

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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.
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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781134681457
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Series: One World Archaeology
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 13 MB
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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 Wood charcoals from tropical sites: a contribution to methodology and interpretation 9
2 Archaeobotanical investigations on a multicultural site at Adam, Maharashtra, with special reference to the development of tropical agriculture in parts of India 34
3 The identification of charred root and tuber crops from archaeological sites in the Pacific 51
4 Dietary evidence from the intestinal contents of ancient humans with particular reference to desiccated remains from northern Chile 66
5 Methods in the analysis of starch residues on prehistoric stone tools 86
6 Investigating New World tropical agriculture: contributions from phytolith analysis 115
7 The prospects and problems of using palynology to trace the origins of tropical agriculture: the case of Southeast Asia 139
8 Anthropogenic indicators in pollen diagrams: problems and prospects for late Quaternary palynology in New Guinea 172
9 Pollen in Polynesia: the use of palynology to detect human activity in the Pacific islands 202
10 Chemosystematics 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 Peru 215
11 Protein and lipid analysis of food residues 227
12 The genetics of agriculture: DNA variation in taro and yam 251
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