Advances in Archaeobotany

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Archaeobotany has become an indispensable component of archaeological investigation, providing a baseline for a holistic understanding of past societies and past environmental dynamics. As a  series specializing in the field of archaeobotany, Advances in Archaeobotany offers a centralized, easily recognizable publication venue for the growing research output of the world’s archaeobotanical community. Advances in Archaeobotany aims to foster connections in a field of research with highly diversified publication strategies and to increase archaeobotanists’ international visibility.

Editorial Board

René Cappers, University of Groningen, University of Leiden, The Netherlands

Wiebke Kirleis, University of Kiel, Germany

Welmoed Out, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark

Mans Schepers, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Publisher's flyer of the series: PDF

List of all volumes published so far:

1. R.T. J. Cappers, W. Kirleis, W.A. Out, M. Schepers (eds.), Reconstructing vegetation diversity in coastal landscapes
Barkhuis 2014
Flyer for issue 1 (PDF)

2. Ferran Antolín, Local, intensive and diverse? Early farmers and plant economy in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula (5500-2300 cal BC)
Barkhuis 2016

3. Ursula Thanheiser (ed.), News from the past: Progress in African archaeobotany. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on African Archaeobotany in Vienna, 2 - 5 July 2012
Barkhuis 2016

4. Wiebke Kirleis, Atlas of Neolithic plant remains from northern central Europe
Barkhuis 2019


Advances in Archaeobotany 4

Wiebke Kirleis, Atlas of Neolithic plant remains from northern central Europe

The materiality of plant remains from 36 Neolithic sites of the Linearbandkeramik, Funnel Beaker and Single Grave Culture, and the Dagger groups as uncovered by archaeological excavations in northern central Europe is presented in this atlas to facilitate archaeobotanical investigations by offering photographic references to fossilized charred plant remains and, in some cases, subfossil  waterlogged plant remains. The respective archaeological sites are briefly introduced, the plant assemblages shortly evaluated, supported by informations on plant use. Plant lists and new radiocarbon data supplement the volume.

The atlas compiles examples of ancient plant remains that were investigated from 2009 to 2019 in three collaborative research programs at Kiel University, SPP1400 ‘Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation', SFB1266 ‘Scales of Transformation: Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies', and the Botanical Platform of the Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes' (GSHDL).

Barkhuis 2019
ISBN-13: 9789492444912