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Plants in Neolithic Britain and Beyond

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Series: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers Volume: 5

Edited By: Andrew S Fairbairn

210 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxbow Books

Paperback | Dec 2000 | #118173 | ISBN: 1842170279
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About this book

Developed from a meeting of the Neolithic Studies Group which aimed to provide a forum for the wide range of approaches now applied to Neolithic archaeobotany at site and landscape scales of resolution.


Contents

Bringing plants into the taskscape (Alasdair Whittle); High resolution mapping of Neolithic and Bronze Age landscapes and landuse (Michael J. Allen); Coleopteran evidence for the elm decline, Neolithic activity in woodland, clearance and the use of the landscape (Mark Robinson); Plant resources on a Neolithic crannog as indicated by insect remains (Clive Warsop); Floodplain vegetation history: clearings as potential ritual spaces? (Anthony G. Brown); Woodland, trees, and people in the Neolithic of southern Britain (Phil Austin); Evaluating the importance of cultivation and collecting in Neolithic Britain (Glynis Jones); Further considerations of Neolithic charred cereals, fruits and nuts (Mark Robinson); Revising the wheat crops of Neolithic Britain (Frances McLaren); The Neolithization of the Netherlands (Corrie Bakels); On the spread of plant crops across Neolithic Britain, with special reference to southern England (Andrew Fairbairn); Human consumption of plant foods in the British Neolithic (Michael P. Richards); Neolithic ale: Barley as a source of malt sugars for fermentation (Mervyn Dineley and Graham Dineley); Plant as the raw materials for cults (Linda Hurcombe); The altering eye: reconstructing archaeobotany (John Swogger).


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