palaeobotany

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palaeobotany

the study of fossils plants, particularly fossils of pollen grain, which are used in reconstructing past environments.
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Palaeobotanical research of the Early Miocene deposits overlying the main coal seam (Libkovice and Lorn Members) in the Most Basin (Czech Republic).
Moreover, it is common to extract pith before the palm flowers, which reduces the likelihood of finding fossilized pollen, and therefore of reliable palaeobotanical dating (Rhoads 1977:33).
The first author can confirm that fish comprise over two thirds of all the bones collected from this site and an additional huge number of tiny fish bones were observed during the floatation of samples taken for palaeobotanical analysis (D.
Therefore it is hard to define their chronological position by palaeobotanical records only.
It is also possible to reconstruct from palaeobotanical and zoological remains the very wide range of foodstuffs consumed at feasts.
In temperate North America the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century travel accounts of the American botanist John Bartram (1699-1777) and others in the south-eastern states in particular, are full of vivid descriptions of indigenous clearing and agriculture, which is substantiated by archaeological and palaeobotanical evidence.
Palaeobotanical research has been steadily developing in archaeological laboratories around Britain, and enabling a new sort of historiography.
The beans were retrieved by a specialized palaeobotanical flotation machine, which uses water to separate carbonized matter from the excavated soil without damaging the fragile evidence.
The northernmost populations are genetically uniform, suggesting a bottleneck at the time of postglacial recolonization, a scenario that fits with palaeobotanical reconstructions.
19 The origin of the modern Amazon rainforest: implications of the palynological and palaeobotanical record (Carlos Jaramillo, Carina Hoorn, Silane A.