palaeoethnobotanist


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palaeoethnobotanist

(ˌpælɪəʊˌɛθnəʊˈbɒtənɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) someone who studies fossil seeds and grains to further archaeological knowledge, esp of the domestication of cereals
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According to a report in New Scientist, the evidence was found by researchers led by David Lentz, a palaeoethnobotanist at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US, in wooden beams and lintels from all six major temples and two palaces within the ancient city of Tikal in Guatemala.
Palaeoethnobotanists will focus on the archaeological study of Aboriginal use of plants in the pre-European period (Beck et al 1989; Frankel 1982; Ladd 1988).