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40 ans d’archéobotanique en France (1977-2017)

Abstract : Interactions between human societies and vegetation since Prehistoric period up to the present time represents for archaeobotanists a vast field of investigation, with numerous archaeological and historical implications. Three disciplines: palynology, anthracology and palaeoethnobotany are here under review, in a tentative for summarizing 40 years of research in France. For each of them, we present their historical background, main topics and applications, major contributions and new exploratory fields. At the scale of the metropolitan territory, the available data are now dense enough for attempting large-scale reconstructions of the past vegetation, exploring the diffusion of taxa on networks running at a continental range as well as micro-localized observations on plant diversity. These new developments call for an increase of multiproxies and multi-contexts approaches and the implementation of databases and sophisticated processing tools, which represent a major condition for present and future collective projects.
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Chantal Leroyer, Dominique Marguerie, Véronique Zech-Matterne. 40 ans d’archéobotanique en France (1977-2017). Archeosciences, revue d'Archéométrie, G.M.P.C.A./Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2018, 42 (1), pp.113-134. ⟨10.4000/archeosciences.5502⟩. ⟨hal-01861276⟩



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