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environmental survey > archaeobotany > palynology > phytolith analysis
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phytolith analysis  
DEFINITION
  • Analysis of phytoliths - small silica parts of plants that take on the shape of certain plant cells when the plant dies. Phytoliths of the particular plant stored or processed are often recovered in storage areas and on stone tools that had been used for plant processing.
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SOURCE
  • Meyers, E. M. (Ed.). (2011). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East. Oxford University Press.
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