A Case Study in Quantitative Archaeobotany (Archaeopress, 2019)
Archaeobotany: it’s a numbers game.
For researchers and students looking to dig deeper into the methods and analyses behind Farming Transformed in Anglo-Saxon England, this specialist companion volume is a must.
The analyses demonstrate the significance of the Anglo-Saxon archaeobotanical record in elucidating how greater crop surpluses were attained through ecologically-sensitive diversification and specialisation strategies in this period. At the same time, assumptions, variables and key parameters are presented fully and explicitly to facilitate repetition of the work, thus also enabling the book to be used as a source of comparative data and a methodological handbook for similar research in other periods and places.
Anglo-Saxon Crops and Weeds is available to buy in hard copy or to download for free from the publisher’s website.
… an important methodological study… should be a must-read for anyone interested in the early medieval landscape.Prof. Stephen Rippon, Medieval Settlement Research
… contributes to archaeobotanical studies and discussion in England, and can be used as a guide for multivariate methods.Juan Pablo Rodriguez Calle, Economic Botany