An Ethnobotanical Tool for Northern Australia

Author: Jennifer Barker
Developed as an appendage to An archaeobotanical tool for northern Australia, this tool is based on the same restricted plant species that comprise the archaeobotanical tool. While the archaeobotanical tool was developed to treat plant disseminules (seeds and fruits) likely to be recovered from archaeological deposits in northern Australia, the prototype ethnobotanical tool is based on other taxonomic features of the plants including fruits, flowers, leaves and bark. The tool was developed to aid in the location of the plants in the field and may also be used for the development of archaeobotanical reference collections. It may be used independently or in conjunction with the archaeobotanical tool and can be expanded in the future to include other plant species. Barker, J.A. 2000 Towards an archaeobotanical reference bank: a pilot study for the construction of an identification tool for macroscopic plant remains from archaeological deposits. Unpublished Honours thesis. Department of Archaeology, Flinders University of South Australia.

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Language:

English

Media:

Internet

Free or Commercial:

Free

Software:

Lucid 2

Organism group:

Plants
Other

Geography:

Oceania

Habitat:

Terrester (land living)