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  • n. Paleoethnobotany.


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  • 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.

    Seeds of Time

  • Her research interests include archaeobotany, economic archaeology, and food culture.

    Meet the Team « Interactive Dig Crete – Zominthos Project

  • 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.

    Picture 63 « Field Notes 2005 « Interactive Dig Crete – Zominthos Project

  • Ian asked Meltem Agcabay, a member of the archaeobotany team, to have a look at it.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • The leaders of the archaeobotany lab, Christine Hastorf, Andy Fairbairn, and Julie Near, all left for other projects and other pursuits.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • The archaeobotany team, led by Christine Hastorf, had grown considerably.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • 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.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • 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.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • 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 Goddess and the Bull

  • 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.

    The Goddess and the Bull


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