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Palynology
Palynology
Palynology is an informal classification used to cover a large range of both extinct and extant organic-walled microfossils, known collectively as palynomorphs. This includes pollen and spores as well as Non-Pollen Palynomorphs (NPP) and dinoflagellates, and those restricted to pre-Quaternary deposits that can be useful in provenance studies. Palynomorphs are preserved in a wide range of sedimentary environments leading to their wide scale adoption as a key technique for paleoenvironmental and geoarchaeological studies, permitting detailed insights into human activity across all populated continents along with the study of past climates. This entry provides a broad perspective on the use of palynomorphs in archaeological studies.
Palynomorphs, Pollen, Spores, Dinoflagellates, Fungi, NPP, Vegetation, Biostratigraphy, Provenance
Wiley-Blackwell
Grant, Michael
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López Varela, Sandra L.
Grant, Michael
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López Varela, Sandra L.

Grant, Michael (2018) Palynology. In, López Varela, Sandra L. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell. (doi:10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0438).

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Palynology is an informal classification used to cover a large range of both extinct and extant organic-walled microfossils, known collectively as palynomorphs. This includes pollen and spores as well as Non-Pollen Palynomorphs (NPP) and dinoflagellates, and those restricted to pre-Quaternary deposits that can be useful in provenance studies. Palynomorphs are preserved in a wide range of sedimentary environments leading to their wide scale adoption as a key technique for paleoenvironmental and geoarchaeological studies, permitting detailed insights into human activity across all populated continents along with the study of past climates. This entry provides a broad perspective on the use of palynomorphs in archaeological studies.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 September 2017
Published date: 5 December 2018
Keywords: Palynomorphs, Pollen, Spores, Dinoflagellates, Fungi, NPP, Vegetation, Biostratigraphy, Provenance

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Local EPrints ID: 414004
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414004
PURE UUID: 6e11b563-dfd5-4f5b-bdf2-81b9339b62f0
ORCID for Michael Grant: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4766-6913

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Date deposited: 12 Sep 2017 16:31
Last modified: 27 Jun 2019 00:31

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