- n. Paleoethnobotany.
“Her specialty is paleoethnobotany, aka archaeobotany, a discipline concerned with the surviving traces of plant materials used by humans in ancient times -- seeds, charcoal, fiber, wood, pollen, and plant-generated silica.”
“Her research interests include archaeobotany, economic archaeology, and food culture.”
“At the same time as the excavation, multidisciplinary research was conducted: topography, geography, and geophysics of the Central Building and the wider region; zooarchaeology of older and new finds; and archaeobotany for deposits excavated that year.”
“Ian asked Meltem Agcabay, a member of the archaeobotany team, to have a look at it.”
“The leaders of the archaeobotany lab, Christine Hastorf, Andy Fairbairn, and Julie Near, all left for other projects and other pursuits.”
“The archaeobotany team, led by Christine Hastorf, had grown considerably.”
“The archaeobotany was handled by Andy Fairbairn, a graduate student at the Institute of Archaeology in London, and his wife, an Australian archaeobotanist named Amanda Kennedy.”
“Christine Hastorf, the wife of Ian Hodder, thought she was going to co-direct the dig with her husband—but ended up being content to lead its archaeobotany team.”
“While Christine remained in charge of the archaeobotany team at Çatalhöyük, after 1999 the responsibility for analyzing the copious plant remains at the site fell increasingly on the shoulders of Julie Near and Andy Fairbairn.”
“The archaeobotany results showed that the villagers had cultivated wheat and barley, as well as lentils, peas, bitter vetch, and other legumes, from the first days of the settlement.”
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