Definition of palaeoethnobotany in English:

palaeoethnobotany

Line breaks: palaeo|ethno|bot¦any
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊˌɛθnəʊˈbɒtəni
 
, ˌpeɪ-/
(US paleoethnobotany)

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of ethnobotany that deals archaeologically with the remains of plants cultivated or used by human beings.
More example sentences
  • Palaeoethnobotany, as a field of inquiry, draws upon several types of archaeobotanical analyses.
  • Areas of particular interest include: crop evolution, domestication, crop-weed relationships, related wild species, history of cultivated plants including palaeoethnobotany.

Derivatives

palaeoethnobotanical

Pronunciation: /-bəˈtanɪk(ə)l/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Quantification of paleoethnobotanical data has helped archaeologists recognize plant-use strategies by prehistoric people in the American Bottom region of Illinois.
  • This pattern is in clear contrast to the paleoethnobotanical record beginning around A.D.100 and continuing to the Contact period, in which cultigens seem to have played a prominent, if not central, role in the populations' diets.
  • The following discussions utilize both ubiquity and density measurements as well as percentage calculations estimating the importance of specific taxa in the paleoethnobotanical record of the site.

palaeoethnobotanist

noun
More example sentences
  • This practice is followed by the majority of paleoethnobotanists, especially when dealing with open-air sites in the Midwest.
  • She is an archaeologist and palaeoethnobotanist whose principal research interests are the investigation of plant domestication, the development of agricultural landscapes, and the emergence of complex societies in the Americas.
  • Classical archaeologists specialize in the cultures of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while palaeoethnobotanists explore ways that botanical residues of ancient and prehistoric cultures can tell us about their economies and social systems.

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