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Trees and Woodlands of South Asia: An Archaeological Perspective


By: Dorian Fuller and Eleni Asouti

300 pages, Illus

Cavendish Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #155320 | ISBN: 1844720756
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Introduction; Vegetation Ecology of South India: Concepts, Ecological Theory and the Politics of Human Interventions; An Outline of South Indian Forest and Woodland Vegetation; Environmental History of South Indian Forests; Human Ecology of South Indian Forests: Past and Present; Ancient Wood and Charcoal Analysis: their Relevance to the Study of Past Societies; South Indian Trees and Shrubs: Anatomical Descriptions; Ecological Occurrence and Ethnobotany; Reconstructing Neolithic Woodlands: Some Archaeobotanical Examples.


Producing South Indian Landscapes: The Intersection of Climate, Landform, Economies and Environmental History; Before Vegetation History: The Development of Indian Forest Ecology and the Politics of Landscape Management; Background to Vegetation History: Climate, Geology and Cultural History; South Indian Woodland Vegetation: Its Composition, Structure and Dynamics; Ecology and Ethnobotany of South Indian Trees and Shrubs; An Abridged Environmental History of South India; Wood Identification and Charcoal Analysis: Their Contribution to the Study of Ancient Vegetation and Past Economies in South India; Wood Identification Key and Anatomical Characters; Wood Anatomical Descriptions; Bibliography; Index

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Eleni Asouti and Dorian Fuller are at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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