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palynology

(păl″ĭ-nŏl′-ŏ-jē) [Gr. palumein, to sprinkle, + logos, word, reason]
The study of pollens, spores, or microscopic segments of organisms present in sediments.
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palynology

the study of pollen including pollen analysis.
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As pollen and spores survive best in acidic and anoxic conditions, soils receive less attention from palynologists. The soil composition of cultural layers differs from the traditional material (peat, lake sediments and waterlogged sediments) used for pollen analyses.
Vera Markgraf, a palynologist from the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research of the University of Colorado in Boulder, says the French study is important because "it shows that there are other words besides the deep-sea record that can help us understand how the clime has changed."
The site has been restudied twice, in 1958 by Sears and Johannes Iverson, the eminent European palynologist (unpublished), and in 1986-88 by Linda Shane (Shane 1989).
ARS palynologist (one who studies pollen) Gretchen D.
These surveys have been possible because of the extensive work of the Japanese palynologist Ueno (1960).
Actas del Tenth Meeting of Paleobotanists and Palynologists. Universidad de Guarulhos.
They attributed this absence to insect pollination, but it could also be a function of less intensive study of Late Cretaceous palynofloras and the emphasis by palynologists on other stratigraphically useful groups, such as triporate Normapolles (Fagales).
The disciplinary diversity of Hungarian environmental history was well-represented in these volumes, which included contributions not only from historians but also from archaeologists, palynologists, ecologists, ethnographers, dendrochronologists and geologists.
This suspicion of unintended ecological suicide--ecocide--has been confirmed by discoveries made in recent decades by archaeologists, climatologists, historians, paleontologists, and palynologists.
Indeed, these scholars must proceed apace not only with archeologists, but, regarding the earliest human history, they must also work with paleoclimatologists, palynologists, paleontologists and practitioners of other related sciences.