1st Edition

Phytoliths - Applications in Earth Science and Human History

Edited By Jean Dominique Meunier, Fabrice Colin Copyright 2001
    384 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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


    Jean Dominique Meunier