Browsing Department of Botany by Subject "archaeology"

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  • Fuller, Dorian Q; Madella, Marco (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009)
    South Asia provides evidence for introduced banana cultivars that are surprisingly early in the Indus Valley but late elsewhere in India. Although phytolith data are still limited, systematic samples from fourteen sites ...
  • LaRoche, Germain (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007)
    An early English explorer of North America, Captain John Smith reported use of a wild food called mattoume by native inhabitants of Virginia. Botanical identification of mattoume has been a mystery. In an attempt to solve ...
  • Vrydaghs, L; Ball, T; Volkaert, H; van den Houwe, I; Manwaring, J; De Langhe, E (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009)
    Banana phytoliths are considered a suitable tool in archaeology to track the history of the human populations involved in banana cultivation and dispersal throughout the tropical world. This study is confined to an initial ...
  • Neumann, Katharina; Hildebrand, Elisabeth (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009)
  • De Langhe, Edmond (University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009)
    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 ...

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