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- n. The study of plant remains from archaeological sites.
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It seems unlikely, but he manages to make topics like paleoethnobotany and livestock diseases fascinating.
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.
Your field, paleoethnobotany, is a fairly specialized subject.
Minnis is a professor of archaeology and paleoethnobotany, a field that got its first big boost in the 1960s when archaeologists realized that not all plant remains rot.