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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.

palynology

the study of pollen including pollen analysis.
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Palynologists have drawn climate information from pollen for a long time, but this is one of the most detailed continuous records ever made.
Palynologists outside China always grouped Juglans and Pterocarya
Pollen analyses of latrine fills from archaeological sites in Britain; results and future potential, American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Contribution Series 29: 101-14.
Colonization effectively opened up more arable land (Gaillard & Berglund 1988), and palynologists find that woodlands almost disappeared (Berglund et al.
Palynologists attempted to use size and number of Poaceae pollen grains recovered from the sites to identify rice (Wang et al.
Few palynologists give detailed consideration to the medieval period.
Palynologists caution against assigning interpretations to a pollen grain or two (whether cereal or Plantago) in a spectrum or two.
Without benefit of any new evidence different palynologists have perceived the beginning of deforestation at points 900-1100 years apart.
In sum, three stratigraphic cores from two separate drainage basins have been analysed by three palynologists (Flenley, Lamont, Ellison) working independently.
More evidence, studied jointly by archaeologists, pedologists, malacologists, palynologists and other specialists in their particular fields is the only way in which the present rough sketch of climatic development during the Central European Holocene may be improved.