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Archaeobotanical Analysis in Practice 2014

Publication date: Jan 27, 2014 12:02:44 PM

Start: Feb 17, 2014 9:30:00 AM
End: Feb 21, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Location: Palaeoecology Laboratory, Room 313

Archaeobotanical material

An intensive training course on Archaeobotanical Analysis in Practice will run from 17-21 February 2014 at the Institute, taught by Dorian Fuller and Michele Wollstonecroft.

This short course is an intensive, hands-on laboratory practical on the identification, quantification and reporting of archaeobotanical macro-remains, with a primary emphasis on seeds from the Old World (Eurasia and Africa). It is taught through a mixture of lectures, laid-out quizes and discussion at the microscope.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology has a long research and training tradition in environmental archaeology. Zooarchaeology and geoarchaeology have been part of the Institute’s research profile since the 1940s and archaeobotanical research began here in the 1960s. The Institute currently offers an MSc degree in Environmental Archaeology.

The Institute has outstanding facilities for an unparalleled range of archaeological research, including an Archaeobotany Laboratory with extensive computer catalogued reference collections of seeds, fruits, woods and charcoals, roots and tubers, pollen, phytoliths and a herbarium collection of pressed plants.