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Phytoliths - Applications in Earth Science and Human History

ISBN 9789058093455
Published January 1, 2001 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

This impeccably-researched volume skillfully reports and discusses advances in phytolith research, addressing in particular the use of phytoliths for deciphering fundamental issues in earth science and human history. Comprising thirty reviews and original papers, findings are presented in the following five sections:

· phytoliths in palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology
· phytoliths, diet and health
· archaeological structures, ancient agricultures and palaeoethnobotany
· methodology, taxonomy and taphonomy
· soil-plant interaction.

Table of Contents


Review Paper ‘A Crumudgeon’s View of Grasss Phytolithology’

  1. Phytoliths in palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology
  2. Phytoliths, diet and health
  3. Archaeological structures and ancient agriculture
  4. Methodology, taxonomy and taphonomy
  5. Soil-plant interactions

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