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Title Wild harvest : plants in the hominin and pre-agrarian human worlds / edited by Karen Hardy and Lucy Kubiak-Martens
Published Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studying scientific archaeology ; 2
Studying scientific archaeology ; 2
Contents List of contributors; Dedication: Lydia Zapata Peña; Introduction; Part 1: Setting the scene; 1. Food carbohydrates from plants; 2. Why protein is not enough: the roles of plants and plant processing in delivering the dietary requirements of modern and early Homo; 3. An ape's perspective on the origins of medicinal plant use in humans; 4. Plants as raw materials; 5. Hunter-gatherer plant use in southwest Asia: the path to agriculture; Part 2: Plant foods, tools and people
11. Evidence of plant foods obtained from the dental calculus of individuals from a Brazilian shell mound12. Stable isotopes and mass spectrometry; Part 3: Providing a context: ethnography, ethnobotany, ethnohistory, ethnoarchaeology; 13. Prehistoric fish traps and fishing structures from Zamostje 2, Russian European Plain: archaeological and ethnographical contexts; 14. Plants and archaeology in Australia; 15. Plentiful scarcity: plant use among Fuegian hunter-gatherers; 16. Ethnobotany in evolutionary perspective: wild plants in diet composition and daily use among Hadza hunter-gatherers
6. Scanning electron microscopy and starchy food in Mesolithic Europe: the importance of roots and tubers in Mesolithic diet7. Tools, use wear and experimentation: extracting plants from stone and bone; 8. Buccal dental microwear as an indicator of diet in modern and ancient human populations; 9. What early human populations ate: the use of phytoliths for identifying plant remains in the archaeological record at Olduvai; 10. Phytolith evidence of the use of plants as food by Late Natufians at Raqefet Cave
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Food crops -- History
Wild plants, Edible
Food crops.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science.
Wild plants, Edible.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hardy, Karen (Karen Vanessa), editor
Kubiak-Martens, Lucy, editor
LC no. 2015050097
ISBN 178570124X (electronic bk.)
1785701266 (electronic bk.)
9781785701245 (electronic bk.)
9781785701269 (electronic bk.)