David Lentz from the University of Cincinnati has concluded that not only did the Maya people practice forest management, but when they abandoned their forest conservation practices, it was to the detriment of the entire Maya culture.
Margaret Helzer, a paleoethnobotanist
and anthropology instructor at Lane Community College, will discuss "Native Plant Use in the Pacific Northwest: Reflections on the Lewis and Clark Journals and the Archaeological Record.
King, a paleoethnobotanist
at the University of Pittsburgh.
Also, the use of scanning electron microscopes has helped paleoethnobotanists
measure microscopic yet significant differences between the seeds of domesticated plants and those of their wild cousins.
, in particular, are having a field day.