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In Memoriam, Gordon Hillman (1943-2018)
It’s with great sadness we bring you the news
that Gordon Hillman died on Sunday 1 st July. He is survived by his daughter Thilaka,
and three Grandsons. Gordon Hillman was a pivotal figure in the development of
archaeobotany at the Institute of Archaeology,...
In Memoriam, Gordon Hillman (1943-2018)
In Memoriam, Gordon Hillman (1943-2018)
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In Memoriam, Gordon Hillman (1943-2018)
It’s with great sadness we bring you the news
that Gordon Hillman died on Sunday 1 st July. He is survived by his daughter Thilaka,
and three Grandsons. Gordon Hillman was a pivotal figure in the development of
archaeobotany at the Institute of Archaeology,...
In Memoriam, Gordon Hillman (1943-2018)
In Memoriam, Gordon Hillman (1943-2018)
archaeobotanist.blogspot.com
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In Memoriam Alison Weisskopf (1960-2018)
Alison Weisskopf (1960-2018), passed away peacefully in
hospice in the presence of her immediate family on 11 January 2018. She was a
beloved colleagues at the Institute of Archaeology, a fixture in the
archaeobotany laboratory for many years and a leading ...
In Memoriam Alison Weisskopf (1960-2018)
In Memoriam Alison Weisskopf (1960-2018)
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Rice bulliform phytoiths and morphological change
In preparing for a recent  Bangkok workshop on the archaeology of rice , I have collected some thoughts of the proposed methodology for tracking rice domestication using rice bulliform phytoliths. Fan
shaped bulliform phytoliths form along the veins of rice...
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Rice husk phytoliths and morphological change
In preparing for a recent Bangkok workshop on the archaeology of rice , I have collected some thoughts of the proposed methodology for tracking rice domestication using rice husk phytoliths (the "double peaked" cells from lemma and palea). The husks of rice...
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Buckwheat origins remain elusive
Fagopyrum esculetum diclesium (fruit)  from Weisskopf and Fuller 2014 Harriet Hunt and colleagues have provided a new critical assessment of data and potential data on origins of the buckwheats ( Fagopyrum esculentum and F. tartaricum ) in a Vegetation Hist...
Buckwheat origins remain elusive
Buckwheat origins remain elusive
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Neolithic wine drinkers in Georgia or wishful thinking
Strong inference I was always taught comes from thinking
through multiple working hypotheses and assessing which hypothesis is best
supported by available evidence and trying to falsify alternatives. It is
unfortunate if the quest for headlines and high pro...
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The earliest wheats of Ukraine (5400 BC)
The eastern areas of Europe and their transition to the steppe that lead to Central Asia remains one of the less well-studied regions archaeobotanically. The sparseness of reliable evidence has meant that the region is sometime discussed in terms of an alte...
The earliest wheats of Ukraine (5400 BC)
The earliest wheats of Ukraine (5400 BC)
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The lost rice of South America
One of my pet interests is lost crops , or largely forgotten ones-- species that were important in the past which are either completely lost from cultivation today or very nearly so. They serve to remind us that the ethnographic present does not provide a f...
The lost rice of South America
The lost rice of South America
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Using big machines to look at the finer aspects of seeds
This year has seen three studies on high resolution x-ray computed tomography applied to archaeobotany, one using ct-scanning to recovered chaff hidden in ceramics (see Finding Rice Domestication in Clay) , and two using a synchrotron to peer inside seeds, ...
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