Phytolith (Material Keyword)

1-17 (17 Records)

The Coronado Project: Anasazi Settlements Overlooking the Puerco Valley, Arizona, Volume 2 (1993)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: adam brin

The three volumes of The Coronado Project present a wealth of information on the archaeology of the Puerco Valley of east-central Arizona. Volume 2 presents the analytical data for each artifact category and for the biological resources. Project authors examine the available resources, their acquisition, and the paleoeconomy in relation to the physical setting of the project area sites. They also present results of the human remains analyses, including a review of the remains recovered from...


On Swiddening and Pigs: The Management of Micronesian Agroforests (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Maureece Levin. Molly Shelton. William Ayres.

Agroforestry, or the growing of tree crops, is a long-standing and key food production practice throughout much of the world. As with all systems of food production, the way that humans manage agroforests has a profound impact on their composition as well as their sustainability. For over 2,000 years, eastern Micronesians have relied largely on tree crop production, vegeculture, and fishing for subsistence. In this study, we focus on late prehistoric manipulation of floral environments on the...


Plant Microfossils Recovered from Dental Calculus at Casas Grandes, Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Daniel King. Michael Searcy. Kyle Waller.

Microfossil analysis is a technique used to better understand prehistoric diets. As part of a larger multinational project, we gathered and analyzed 112 samples of dental calculus (fossilized plaque) from human remains discovered at Paquimé and other sites in the Casas Grandes river valley to identify various microfossils still present in the silica matrix. With this information, we are able to better understand the flora present during ancient times and how it was used (food, processing, etc.).


Plants and People in Ancient Ecuador: The Ethnobotany of the Jama River Valley (2004)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah M. Pearsall.

"Plants and People in Ancient Ecuador: The Ethnobotany of the Jama River Valley" explores the interrelationships between the prehistoric residents of a small valley in coastal Ecuador (South America) and the dry tropical forest habitat in which they lived. The book has three related objectives. First, "Plants and People in Ancient Ecuador" is an ethnobotany, a work that explores how, through the medium of cul­ture, people shape and are shaped by the world in which they live. I take as my...


Real Alto Supplementary Figure 1: Structure 1 images (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah M. Pearsall.

Real Alto Supplementary Figure 1: Structure 1 images


Real Alto Supplementary Figure 2: Structure 10 images (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah M. Pearsall.

Images of microfossils recovered from stone tools from Structure 10, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Figure 3: Structure 20 images tools (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Deborah M. Pearsall

Images of microfossils recovered from stone tools from Structure 20, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Figure 4: Structure 20 images sediments (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah M. Pearsall.

Images of microfossils recovered from sediment samples from Structure 20, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Figure 5: Charnal House Mound images (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil images from stone tools from Charnal House Mound structures, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Figure 6: Dental Calculus images (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil images from dental calculus samples, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Table 1: Pearsall 1979 wood data (2019)
DATASET Deborah M. Pearsall.

Charred wood (macroremains) from Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Table 2: Structure 1 microfossil data (2019)
DATASET Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil data from Structure 1 tools, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Table 3: Structure 10 microfossil data (2019)
DATASET Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil data from stone tools from Structure 10, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Table 4: Structure 20 microfossil data (2019)
DATASET Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil data from stone tools and floor sediments from Structure 20, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Table 5: Charnal House Mound microfossil data (2019)
DATASET Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil data from stone tools from Charnal House Mound structures, Real Alto, Ecuador


Real Alto Supplementary Table 6: Dental Calculus microfossil data (2019)
DATASET Deborah M. Pearsall.

Microfossil data from dental calculus samples, Real Alto, Ecuador


Supplementary information files, Food and Society at Real Alto, an Early Formative Community in Southwest Coastal Ecuador
PROJECT Deborah M. Pearsall.

LAA article abstract: We investigate foodways at Real Alto, an early Formative (4400 to 1800 BC) Valdivia site in coastal Ecuador, through starch and phytoliths recovered from 50 stone tools from three residential and two ceremonial structures, and from 46 human dentitions, and consider how food reflects social relationships and economy of the community. Maize was important in daily meals and ceremonial foods by Middle Valdivia (2800-2400 BC), but only one component of an agricultural system...