Plants in Neolithic Britain and Beyond [Paperback]

Andrew S. Fairbairn(Author)

ISBN: 9781842170274 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers | Volume: 5 | Year of Publication: 2000 | Language: English 210p, b/w figs
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Plants in Neolithic Britain and Beyond


Plant-centred issues are fundamental in the definitions and explanations of the Neolithic as a phenomenon.The meeting of the Neolithic Studies Group from which this volume developed aimed to provide a forum for the wide range of approaches now applied to Neolithic archaeobotany at site and landscape scales of resolution.

Table of Contents

Bringing plants into the taskscape (A Whittle)
High resolution maping of landscapes and landuse (M J Allen)
Coleopteran evidence for the elm decline (M Robinson)
Plant rescources on a crannog (C Warsop)
Floodplain vegetation history (A G Brown)
Woodland, trees and people in southern Britain (P Austin)
The importance of cultivation and collecting in Britain (G Jones)
Charred cereals, fruits and nuts (Mark Robinson)
Wheat crops of Britain (F McLaren)
Neolithization of the Netherlands (C Bakels)
Spread of plant crops across Britain (A Fairbairn)
Human consumption of plant foods in the British Neolithic (M P Richards)
Neolithic ale (M Dineley & G Dineley)
Plant as the raw material for crafts (L Hurcombe)
Reconstructing archaeobotany (J Swogger)

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