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Author International Meeting on Phytolith Research (4th : 2002 : Cambridge, England)

Title Plants, people and places : recent studies in phytolith analysis / edited by Marco Madella and Débora Zurro

Published Oxford : Oxbow, [2007]
Oakville, CT : [Distributed in the USA by] David Brown Book Co
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 237 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Contents pt. 1. Methodological Approaches -- 1. Can slide preparation methods cause size biases in phytolith assemblages? Results from a preliminary study / C.A.E. Stromberg -- 2. Phytolith analysis of ploughed land thin sections. Contribution to the early development of Medieval Brussels (Treurenberg site, Belgium) / L. Vrydaghs, Y. Devos, K. Fechner and A. Degraeve -- pt. 2. Botanical Research -- 3. A survey of phytoliths produced by the vegetation of Dhofar, Oman / B. Ball, G.I. Baird, A. al-Farsi, S.A. Ghazanfur and L.A. Woolstenhulme -- 4. Microfossils characterization from south Andean economic plants / M.A. Korstanje and M.P. Babot -- 5. Morphological characteristics observed in the leaf phytoliths of selected Gymnosperms of eastern Australia / J. Parr and L. Watson -- 6. Silicification of conifers and its significance to the environment / A.G. Songster and M.J. Hodson -- pt. 3. Applications in Archaeology -- 7. Hearth structure and function at level J (50 kyr, bp) from Abric Romani (Capellades, Spain): phytolith, charcoal, bones and stone-tools / D. Cabanes, E. Allue, J. Vallverdu, I. Caceres, M. Vaquero and I. Pasto -- 8. The analysis of phytolith from Braehead archaeological site (Scotland, UK) / M. Madella -- 9. Microstratigraphy of an Early Historic refuse pit: a phytolithological approach / S.P. Eksambekar and M.D. Kajale -- 10. Phytolith analytical study on a Late Chalcolithic -- Early Historical archaeo-stratigraphical sequence from Balathal, south Rajasthan, India / M.D. Kajale and S.P. Eksambekar -- 11. Phytolith analysis, sheep, diet and fecal material at Ambathala pastoral station (Queensland, Australia) / D. Bowdery -- 12. Phytoliths as artifacts: evidence of threshing on silica bodies / L.S. Cummings -- pt. 4. Palaeoecological Studies in Archaeological Contexts -- 13. Phytoliths and micropalaeontological data in a boggy soil / A.A. Bobrov -- 14. Phytoliths from the Pleistocene site of Ambrona (Soria, Spain) / A. Pinilla, A. Perez Gonzalez and M. Santonja -- 15. Phytolith and pedoanthracological analysis of "off-site" Holocene sequences from Mondragon (middle Rhone Valley, south of France) / C. Delhon -- pt. 5. Applications in Palaeoecology -- 16. Preliminary phytolith analysis of Sarmiento Formation in the Gran Barranca (central Patagonia, Argentina) / A.F. Zucol, M. Brea, E. Bellosi, A.A. Carlini and G. Vucetich -- 17. Various phytolith types as bearers of different kinds of ecological information / A. Golyeva -- 18. Micromorphology and phytoliths study in coastal dunes of the southeastern Pampean plains (Buenos Aires, Argentina) / M.L. Osterrieth and M. Fernandez Honaine -- 19. Phytoliths in soils and plants of the wetlands of the River Ciguela (Ciudad Real, Spain) / A. Pinilla, A. Martin and A. Sanchez
Notes Chiefly papers originally presented at the 4th International Meeting on Phytolith Research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-233)
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Subject Paleoecology -- Congresses.
Phytoliths -- Congresses.
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 178297430X (electronic bk.)
9781782974307 (electronic bk.)