University of Calgary

ARKY 515 - Paleoethnobotany - Winter 2015

The study of the uses of plants for food and other purposes such as tools by people in the past through archaeological remains and ethnobotanical research with contemporary people. Macroscopic and microscopic plant remains, such as phytoliths, starch grains, seeds, and charcoal are employed to reconstruct the past environments of ancient people. Theoretical and ethnobotanical issues such as folk taxonomy and ownership of traditional knowledge are explored.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Archaeology 201 and consent of the Department.


  • Not open to students with credit in Archaeology 533.26.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2019.
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