Archaeobotany in Australia and New Guinea: Practice, potential and prospects

Denham, Tim, Atchison, Jennifer, Austin, Jeremy, Bestel, Sheahan, Bowdery, Doreen, Crowther, Alison, Dolby, Nic, Fairbairn, Andrew, Field, Judith, Kennedy, Amanda, Lentfer, Carol, Matheson, Carney, Nugent, Sue, Parr, Jeff, Prebble, Matiu, Robertson, Gail, Specht, Jim, Torrence, Robin, Barton, Huw, Fullager, Richard, Haberle, Simon, Horrocks, Mark, Lewis, Tara and Matthews, Peter (2009) Archaeobotany in Australia and New Guinea: Practice, potential and prospects. Australian Archaeology, 68 1-10.

Author Denham, Tim
Atchison, Jennifer
Austin, Jeremy
Bestel, Sheahan
Bowdery, Doreen
Crowther, Alison
Dolby, Nic
Fairbairn, Andrew
Field, Judith
Kennedy, Amanda
Lentfer, Carol
Matheson, Carney
Nugent, Sue
Parr, Jeff
Prebble, Matiu
Robertson, Gail
Specht, Jim
Torrence, Robin
Barton, Huw
Fullager, Richard
Haberle, Simon
Horrocks, Mark
Lewis, Tara
Matthews, Peter
Title Archaeobotany in Australia and New Guinea: Practice, potential and prospects
Journal name Australian Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-2417
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 68
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Monash, VIC, Australia
Publisher Australia Archaeological Association
Language eng
Subject C1
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
21 History and Archaeology
210199 Archaeology not elsewhere classified
Abstract Archaeobotany is the study of plant remains from archaeological contexts. Despite Australasian research being at the forefront of several methodological innovations over the last three decades, archaeobotany is now a relatively peripheral concern to most archaeological projects in Australia and New Guinea. In this paper, many practicing archaeobotanists working in these regions argue for a more central role for archaeobotany in standard archaeological practice. An overview of archaeobotanical techniques and applications is presented, the potential for archaeobotany to address key historical research questions is indicated, and initiatives designed to promote archaeobotany and improve current practices are outlined.
Keyword Archaeobotany
New Guinea
Plant remains
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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