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Paleoethnobotany in Undergraduate Research

Author(s): Caitlin Downey ; Sydney Hanson ; Molly Carney ; Jade d'Alpoim Guedes

Year: 2017

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I have spent the last year gaining laboratory experience in the Paleoethnobotany laboratory at Washington State University. My purpose in the lab was to aid two graduate students with their master’s thesis research. Thus far, I have learned the basics of paleoethnobotanical analysis through examining material from both the Old World (Thailand) and the New World (the Pacific Northwest). These basics include how to identify different types of seed and wood charcoal, how to properly organize and label samples, and how to properly enter data for later quantification. Here, I propose how I will apply these skills to my future research. Additionally, I will discuss the importance of undergraduate research and laboratory experience in archaeology.

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Paleoethnobotany in Undergraduate Research. Caitlin Downey, Sydney Hanson, Molly Carney, Jade d'Alpoim Guedes. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430252)


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min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 17541

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America