HNAK00117U Analyses of plant macroremains in Archaeology
BA-tilvalg i Nærorientalsk arkæologi, 2007 eller
Master’s Programme in Ancient and Medieval Near Eastern Studies, 2008
Archaeobotany analyses plant remains from archaeological sites to shed light on the environment and the socio-economic characteristics of past societies and comprises the study of plant macroremains (i.e., seeds, wood charcoal, parenchymatic tissue, plant impressions) and plant microremains (i.e., pollen, phytoliths, starch). This course focuses on plant macroremains and will be taught with an emphasis on practical exercises, from recovery techniques to interpretation. Students will acquire basic skills necessary to conduct archaeobotanical investigations and thus, be able to characterise the interaction between past societies and their environment at any of the regions/periods of interest.
BA tilvalg 2007-studieordning:
Arkæobotanik (fagelementkode HNÆB15021E)
Special Topics in Archaeology (fagelement HNAK03221E)
-Pearsall, DM 2000, Paleoethnobotany: a handbook of procedures, Academic Press, San Diego.
-Rosen, AM 2007, Civilizing Climate: Social Responses to Climate Change in the Ancient Near East, Altamira, Lanham, MD.
-Zohary, D, Hopf, M & Weiss, E 2012, Domestication of plants in the Old World. 4th edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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- 15 ECTS
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- Practical exercises
- Project work