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An Archaeological and Geological Perspective
1st Edition - December 28, 1987
Author: Dolores R. Piperno
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This is a methodological guide to the use of plant opal phytolith analysis in paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction. It is the first book-length treatment of this… Read more
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This is a methodological guide to the use of plant opal phytolith analysis in paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction. It is the first book-length treatment of this promising technique, which has undergone rapid development within the past few years and is now beginning to be used with considerable success by paleobotanists who serve the archaeological and paleontological research communities. It will be mandatory reading for all paleobotanists, paleoecologists, and archaeological scientists.
Graduate and professional archaeologists, paleobotanists, paleocologists, ethnobotanists, and palynologists.
The History of Phytolith Research. The Production, Deposition, and Dissolution of Phytoliths. Phytolith Morphology. Field Techniques and Research Design. Laboratory Techniques. The Interpretation of Phytolith Assemblages: Method and Theory. The Role of Phytoliths in Archaeological Reconstruction. The Role of Phytoliths in Regional Paleoecology. Plates. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.
No. of pages: 280
Published: December 28, 1987
Imprint: Academic Press
eBook ISBN: 9781483297118
Dolores R. Piperno
Dolores Piperno works at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Her research includes the study of Late Pleistocene and Holocene environments and subsistence in tropical biomes through the analysis of micro-botanical remains (phytoliths and pollen), with emphasis on adaptations to the Neotropical forest.