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 paleoethnobotanyastarch 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.Sample Shannon-Weaver diversity graph comparing maize cob row number diversity between two regions over time 9.4. ... Tree diagram illustrating the results of a cluster analysis of prehistoric archaeobotanical assemblages from northernanbsp;...
|Title||:||Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany|
|Author||:||John M. Marston, Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, Christina Warinner|
|Publisher||:||University Press of Colorado - 2014-09-15|