- PALEOBOTANY LAB -

::: The Archaeological Research Center routinely collects and analyzes plant remains recovered from archeological sites.  Flotation samples are collected from all sites that have carbon bearing contexts.  This generates a lot of research and work opportunities for students who are interested in paleoethnobotany.  Students have the opportunity to learn water separation, sorting, and identification of carbonized plant remains and to interpret the results for conference papers, thesis topics, or ARC reports.  The paleoethnobotany lab is fully equipped to recover and analyze these data and houses a comparative seed and wood collection consisting of over 300 species. Specialized equipment such as stereoscopic microscopes are used to sort light fractions of flotation samples. More recently, ARC ethnobotanists have begun extracting starch grains from artifacts and are in the process of generating a comparative collection for the analyses of these data :::

 

::: KEY PERSONNEL :::
Gary Scholze (Analyst)


 

 

Department of Anthropology California State University, Sacramento 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6106
Phone: (916) 278-5330Fax: 278-4854 e-mail: arc@csus.edu

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