Tag: macrofossils

Evidence of early cultivation around the globe

Two recent articles published in the journal Vegetation History & Archaeobotany,¬†which caught my attention as an Associate Editor, explore early cultivation in Argentina and Czech Republic: Lopez (2017) examine macro-botanical remains from 16 archaeological sites in Argentina and concludes that the transition from foraging…

Exploring ancient cesspits in Deventer (Netherlands)

University of Amsterdam MSc Biological Sciences student Jippe Kreuning¬†investigated the contents of cesspits in the Dutch city of Deventer for his research project. Jippe investigated fossil pollen, seeds and other biological remains to discover what people in the ancient city were eating. In doing…

Palaeoecology at UvA and Twente 2015: Teaching and Learning

By Crystal McMichael The month-long palaeoecology module at UvA is coming to an end. We have had two weeks of lectures and microscope work, an introduction to quantitative palaeoecology, and we just finished a week of fieldwork in Twente, which is in the easternmost…