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dc.contributor.author De Langhe, Edmond en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-17T22:44:00Z en_US
dc.date.available 2009-09-17T22:44:00Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation De Langhe E. 2009. Relevance of banana seeds in archaeology. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 7:271-281. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12519 en_US
dc.description research en_US
dc.description.abstract In this contribution, the importance of banana seeds collected during archaeological investigations is indicated. Because fully-formed seeds are not ordinarily produced in bananas cultivated for food, the archaeological relevance of banana seeds may initially appear to be limited. However, there are a number of contexts in which the recovery and identification of seeds can be important for understanding the initial domestication and dispersal of bananas by people. In this respect, the possible existence of naturalized species and/or subspecies is hereby reported. Several innovative hypotheses are advanced based on botanical considerations, which may have profound consequences for the reconstruction of the prehistory of banana domestication and the involved regions, and which archaeology can assist in confirming, modulating or refuting. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject banana seeds en_US
dc.subject archaeology en_US
dc.title Relevance of Banana Seeds in Archaeology en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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