Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology
"Having just received the latest Digital Atlas volume from
Holland - this time the volume on Economic Plants in Archaeology
- I just wanted publically to congratulate and thank all
involved for this remarkable work, including of course the
publisher who has been very helpful with queries and delivery as
well as producing such handsome volumes. As we all know, well
recorded reference collections are at the core of what we do but
are very hard both to make accessible and fund! These volumes
are a fantastic resource and have been taken up by our
archaeobotany group with some gusto, being especially useful for
newcomers. The double set of copies in our lab and the website
will be a cornerstone of our work for years to come. Many, many
thanks for your work."
Like the other atlasses, this atlas is a combination of a book and a website.
Just as in part two of the series, this part not only includes illustrations of seeds and fruits, but also of other plant parts. The resulting variety in seed and fruit forms will be illustrated by examples from different excavations. To support their identification and determination, also pictures of recent plants and relevant plant parts have been included.
To supplement the photographs, the website will also include morphometric measurements of the subfossil seeds and fruits. These measurements can be compared with own measurements of the plant taxa in question.
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A sample chapter at a low resolution (PDF, 72 dpi, 5 MB).
All images of plant parts on this page and in the banner can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Title: Digital Atlas
of Economic Plants in
Origin of the Dutch coastal landscape. Long-term landscape evolution of the Netherlands during the Holocene, described and visualized in national, regional and local palaeogeographical map series
Magoúla Pavlína. A Middle Bronze Age site in the Soúrpi Plain (Thessaly, Greece)