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Author Messner, Timothy C.

Title Acorns and bitter roots : starch grain research in the prehistoric Eastern Woodlands / Timothy C. Messner
Published Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- Interactions between people and plants -- The biology and archaeology of starch grain research -- Approaches to and outcomes of plant processing -- Starch grain studies in the Delaware River Watershed and beyond -- Woodland Period plant use in the Delaware River Watershed -- The environment of paleoethnobotany
Summary People regularly use plants for a wide range of utilitarian, spiritual, pharmacological, and dietary purposes throughout the world. Scholarly understanding of the nature of these uses in prehistory is particularly limited by the poor preservation of plant resources in the archaeological record. In the last two decades, researchers in the South Pacific and in Central and South America have developed microscopic starch grain analysis, a technique for overcoming the limitations of poorly preserved plant material. In Acorns and Bitter Roots, Timothy C. Messner establishes starch grain anal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnoarchaeology -- Methodology.
Ethnoarchaeology -- Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Paleoethnobotany -- Methodology.
Paleoethnobotany -- Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
Starch -- Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Analysis.
Woodland Indians -- Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Antiquities.
Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Antiquities.
Delaware River Watershed (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.) -- Environmental conditions.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010032809
ISBN 0817385312 (electronic bk.)
9780817385316 (electronic bk.)