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書名 Social perspectives on ancient lives from paleoethnobotanical data / edited by Matthew P. Sayre, Maria C. Bruno
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2017
國際標準書號 9783319528496 (electronic bk.)
9783319528472 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-52849-6 doi
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說明 1 online resource (viii, 180 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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附註 This volume contributes to the emerging topic of social paleoethnobotany with a series of papers exploring dynamic aspects of past social life, particularly the day-to-day practices and politics of procuring, preparing, and consuming plants. The contributors to this volume illustrate how one can bridge differences between the natural and social sciences through the more socially-focused interpretations of botanical datasets. The chapters in this volume draw on a diversity of plant-derived datasets, macrobotanical, microbotanical, and molecular, which contribute to general paleoethnobotanical practice today. They also carefully consider the contexts in which the plant remains were recovered. These studies illustrate that the richest interpretations come from projects that are able to consider the widest range of data types, particularly as they aim to move beyond simple descriptions of food items and environmental settings. The authors in this volume address several themes including: the collection of wild resources, the domestication of crops and spread of agriculture, the role of plant remains in questions regarding domestic life, ritual, and gender as well as the broader implications of a socially-engaged paleoethnobotany. These studies point a path forward for the constantly evolving field of paleoethnobotany, one that is methodologically rigorous and theoretically engaged. Together, these papers shed light on ways in which the specialized analysis of plant remains can contribute to theory building and advancing archaeological understanding of past lifeways
Host Item Springer eBooks
主題 Paleoethnobotany
Plant remains (Archaeology)
Prehistoric peoples
Social Sciences
Environment, general
Alt Author Sayre, Matthew P., editor
Bruno, Maria C., editor
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