University of Calgary

ARKY 515 - Paleoethnobotany - Fall 2019

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)


  • Consent of the Department.


  • Credit for Archaeology 515 and 533.26 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2021.
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