Plants in Archaeology

Plants in Archaeology

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An `Identification manual of vegetative plant materials used in Europe and the southern Mediterranean to c.1500'. This large volume includes detailed anatomical descriptions of more than 160 species of plants and trees that have either been identified in archaeological remains or those that are known to have been used in the past. Described as a working manual, the book is aimed at botanists, archaeologists, conservators and students researching related topics. The authors discuss the uses and properties of wood, stems, roots, leaves and fibres in creating objects of art, ceremonial items, their use as fuel, for transport, hunting and in the manufacture of weapons. References to source material and examples of alternative and archaic names are included in this important reference work.Identification Manual of Vegetative Plant Materials Used in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to C. 1500 Rowena Gale, David Frederick Cutler ... Left: turned maple (Acer), decorated with incised parallel lines and grooves, length 8.7 cm. ... In RLS, cells procumbent, frequently of uneven length; cells at margins sometimes taller axially ... Uniseriate Multiseriate A. campestre A . platanoides A. pseudoplatanus Height (cells) Width (cells) Height (cells) 1-12 2-4 up to 50 1-15 2-5 up toanbsp;...

Title:Plants in Archaeology
Author:Rowena Gale, David Frederick Cutler
Publisher: - 2000


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