Making a reference collection:
the plant press
Part of A photo gallery of flotation from Dorian Fuller and friends
In addition to collecting ancient plant remains from archaeological sites, archaeobotanists also need to have access to good coparative collections of modern material. This means that when often need to be botanizing and collecting plants from the modern flora.
Here's a quick how-to guide (video)
If you haven't got your plant press, you're just a tourist!
For a written description, one can consult the book of Deborah Pearsall Paleoethnobotany(first edition 1989; second edition 2000).
This page is produced by Dorian Q Fuller. Updated: 25 November 2007