Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing Book

Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing


  • Author : R.T.J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2016-05-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 1993
  • ISBN 10 : 9789492444004

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The Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing documents the various processes involved in the production of food-from working the fields through to processing the crops for food, fodder, and other purposes.

Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk Book

Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk


  • Author : R.T.J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 641
  • ISBN 10 : 9789492444707

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Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk Excerpt :

Recent discussions about food safety and an awareness of vanishing traditions have resulted in an increasing interest in traditional foods and food heritage. The Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk explores the traditional food products that could have been made by transitional hunter-gatherers and the early farmers in south-west Asia by examining the traditional foods still being made today. The author has sampled traditional foods throughout south-west Asia, sometimes in large cities but more often in small villages or even remote farmhouses. His research shows that traditions can persist over a long period, but the rarity of some of the items he was able to collect also indicates that these foods represent an endangered mirror of our remote past. In the first part of the atlas, the author explores the basic principles of the processes applied to cereals and milk. What kinds of traditional foods can be considered representative of an ancient and unique traditional cuisine? Which technologies are necessary for their production? And how might these foods have been made on a large scale and with efficient use of fuel? How were they preserved for long periods? The atlas portion of the book presents well over 200 samples of traditional foods. Each sample includes a description with high-quality photographs.

Handbook of Plant Palaeoecology  2nd edition 2021  Book

Handbook of Plant Palaeoecology 2nd edition 2021


  • Author : R.T.J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2021-02-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9789493194267

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Handbook of Plant Palaeoecology 2nd edition 2021 Excerpt :

This handbook is a completely revised version of the first edition, which was published in 2012. Plant palaeoecologists use data from plant fossils and plant subfossils to reconstruct ecosystems and food economies of the past. This book deals with the study of subfossil plant material retrieved from archaeological excavations and cores dated to the Late Glacial and the Holocene. One of the main objectives of this book is to describe the processes that underlie the formation of the archaeobotanical archive and the ultimate composition of the archaeobotanical record - being the data that are sampled and identified from this immense archive. Our understanding of these processes benefits from a knowledge of plant ecology and traditional agricultural practices and food processing. This handbook summarizes the basic ecological principles that relate to the reconstruction of former vegetation and of the agricultural practices in particular. This handbook is a completely revised version of the first edition, which was published in 2012. An important adaptation relates to new developments in the research on diaspores (seeds and fruits). This mainly concerns morphology, taxonomy, and ecology. We reduced the treatment of research on pollen somewhat, and we now present it in an equivalent manner to the other research disciplines. We have extended the cereals with millets, a variable group of grains that play an important role in the agricultural development of both Eurasia and northern Africa. The taxonomy is largely in line with new insights based on combined morphological and genetic research, as published by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group. The findings of our ethno-archaeobotanical fieldwork have been extensively documented in the Digital atlas of traditional agricultural practices and food processing (Cappers et al., 2016) and the Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk (Cappers 2018). We have incorporated part of this information in a condensed format

A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits Book

A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits


  • Author : R.T.J. Cappers
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : 9789493194342

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A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits Excerpt :

The taxonomic and ecological identification of individual seeds and fruits of wild and cultivated plants is not always straightforward. This book helps you to get started, and also serves as a basis for further identification. It describes the inflorescence(s) and infructescence(s) seen in each of a set of 30 plant families, as well as the morphology of the seeds and fruits (with special emphasis on typology), the dispersal units (diaspores), and, if present, heterodiaspory. The manual is richly illustrated with 640 colour photos of inflorescences, infructescences, seeds, fruits, and diaspores. Technical terms are described in a glossary. Indices of scientific plant names and subject names are included. This book will be of interest not only to those engaged in the identification of seeds and fruits, such as those who work in seed testing, but also to taxonomists, ecologists, archaeobotanists, and florists who wonder what they are looking at. This handbook is a completely revised version of the first edition, which was published in 2013. An important adaptation relates to new developments in plant taxonomy and the classification of fruits and diaspores. The number of plant families has been extended from 19 to 30. A Manual for the identification of plant seeds and fruits describes the following plant families: Amaranthaceae Apiaceae Asparagaceae Asteraceae Boraginaceae Brassicaceae Caprifoliaceae Caryophyllaceae Convolvulaceae Cucurbitaceae Cyperaceae Ericaceae Euphorbiaceae Fabaceae Geraniaceae Juncaceae Lamiaceae Linaceae Malvaceae Onagraceae Papaveraceae Plantaginaceae Poaceae Polygonaceae Primulaceae Ranunculaceae Rosaceae Rubiaceae Scrophulariaceae Solanaceae See this pdf for some example pages. This book is a publication of the Digital Plant Atlas project, a collaboration among palaeobotanists and ecologists of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, in the Netherlands, and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, in Berlin, Germany. The project aims to make plant re

T T Clark Handbook of Food in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel Book

T T Clark Handbook of Food in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel


  • Author : Janling Fu
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567679819

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T T Clark Handbook of Food in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel Excerpt :

Food and feasting are key themes in the Hebrew Bible and the culture it represents. The contributors to this handbook draw on a multitude of disciplines to offer an overview of food in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Israel. Archaeological materials from biblical lands, along with the recent interest in ethnographic data, a new focus in anthropology, and emerging technologies provide valuable information about ancient foodways. The contributors examine not only the textual materials of the Hebrew Bible and related epigraphic works, but also engage in a wider archaeological, environmental, and historical understanding of ancient Israel as it pertains to food. Divided into five parts, this handbook examines and considers environmental and socio-economic issues such as climate and trade, the production of raw materials, and the technology of harvesting and food processing. The cultural role of food and meals in festivals, holidays, and biblical regulations is also discussed, as is the way food and drink are treated in biblical texts, in related epigraphic materials, and in iconography.

Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic G  bekli Tepe Book

Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic G bekli Tepe


  • Author : Laura Dietrich
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-12-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781803270937

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Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic G bekli Tepe Excerpt :

Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe reconstructs plant food processing at this key Pre-Pottery Neolithic (9600-8000 BC) site, with an emphasis on cereals, legumes and herbs as food sources, on grinding and pounding tools for their processing, and on the vessels implied in the consumption of meals and beverages.

Ancient Landscapes of Zoara II Book

Ancient Landscapes of Zoara II


  • Author : Konstantinos D. Politis
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000770445

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Ancient Landscapes of Zoara II Excerpt :

Ancient Landscapes of Zoara II reveals the unique set of objects discovered through the meticulous excavations at the Ghor as-Safi in Jordan. Some of them are unique works of art, but others are no less valuable for the knowledge they hold. Complementing the previous volume Ancient Landscapes of Zoara I, this book explores Ghor as-Safi’s ancient history and archaeology through the material remains found during excavations. The finds described are from historical periods and include unpublished early Christian and Aramaic inscriptions as well as Arabic writing and graffiti. Newly discovered mosaic pavements are presented along with other noteworthy finds such as glazed imported wares, local industrial pottery, fine glass, an array of coins and specialised metal work. Animal and plant remains testify to varied and rich agricultural regimes which sustained the prosperity of ancient communities. In turn, this affluence seems to have led to a fairly sophisticated and literate society in an otherwise rather desolate environment. Studies on the human remains affirm a robust population. Ancient Landscapes of Zoara II, as with the previous volume, is aimed at students and researchers of the archaeology of the Near East and the southern Levant in particular. It is also of interest to readers wishing to further their understanding of the region’s medieval cultures, with a focus on material finds from archaeological excavations belonging to the Byzantine and Islamic periods.

Embracing the salt marsh Book

Embracing the salt marsh


  • Author : J.A.W. Nicolay
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2022-01-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9789493194496

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Embracing the salt marsh Excerpt :

From a modern-day perspective, it may seem odd that people should have chosen to dwell in the open salt-marsh landscape along the Wadden Sea coast. While the beauty of the salt marshes is widely acknowledged, the idea of living there seems to suggest struggle and misery. Yet the salt-marsh settlers, dwelling on their settlement mounds or terps, did not just ‘survive' or ‘get by', but actually managed to live a good life, by embracing this marshy world and its peculiarities. This collection of papers focuses on foraging, farming and food preparation in the context of the salt-marsh environment. The various contributions celebrate the career and work of Annet Nieuwhof, who has been an inspirational colleague and great friend to many of us. She passionately embraced terp research, always actively stimulating cooperation across disciplines as well as national borders. Reflecting some of Annet's wide-ranging interests, the present volume is dedicated to her in friendship and gratitude.

Climate Change and Ancient Societies in Europe and the Near East Book

Climate Change and Ancient Societies in Europe and the Near East


  • Author : Paul Erdkamp
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-11-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 669
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030811037

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Climate Change and Ancient Societies in Europe and the Near East Excerpt :

Climate change over the past thousands of years is undeniable, but debate has arisen about its impact on past human societies. This book explores the link between climate and society in ancient worlds, focusing on the ancient economies of western Eurasia and northern Africa from the fourth millennium BCE up to the end of the first millennium CE. This book contributes to the multi-disciplinary debate between scholars working on climate and society from various backgrounds. The chronological boundaries of the book are set by the emergence of complex societies in the Neolithic on the one end and the rise of early-modern states in global political and economic exchange on the other. In order to stimulate comparison across the boundaries of modern periodization, this book ends with demography and climate change in early-modern and modern Italy, a society whose empirical data allows the kind of statistical analysis that is impossible for ancient societies. The book highlights the role of human agency, and the complex interactions between the natural environment and the socio-cultural, political, demographic, and economic infrastructure of any given society. It is intended for a wide audience of scholars and students in ancient economic history, specifically Rome and Late Antiquity.

News from the past  Progress in African archaeobotany Book

News from the past Progress in African archaeobotany


  • Author : Ursula Thanheiser
  • Publisher : Barkhuis
  • Release Date : 2016-08-31
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9789492444301

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News from the past Progress in African archaeobotany Excerpt :

Most of the contributions in this volume were presented at the seventh International Workshop on African Archaeobotany (IWAA), held in Vienna, 2-5 July 2012. They address past interrelationships between people and plants as evident in the rich archaeobotanical, ethnographic, and linguistic record of Africa. Since its inception two decades ago, IWAA has developed into a tightly knit community of scholars from all continents who share a profound interest in African ways of plant exploitation, trade networks, questions of origin, domestication and subsequent dispersal of African crops, as well as the introduction of crops of Asian and American origin.

The missing woodland resources Book

The missing woodland resources


  • Author : Marian Berihuete-Azorín
  • Publisher : Barkhuis Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-07-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9789493194359

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The missing woodland resources Excerpt :

Woodlands are a key source of raw materials for many purposes since early Prehistory. Wood, bark, resin, leaves, fibres, fungi, moss, or tubers have been gathered to fulfill almost every human need. That led societies to develop specific technologies to acquire, manage, transform, elaborate, use, and consume these resources. The materials provided by woodlands covered a wide range of necessities such as food, shelter, clothing, or tool production, but they also provided resources employed for waterproofing, dying, medicine, and adhesives, among many others. All these technological processes and uses are commonly difficult to identify through the archaeological record. Some materials are exclusively preserved by charring or in anaerobic conditions at very exceptional sites or leave only a very slight trace behind them (e.g., containers). Consequently, they have received far less attention in archaeobotanical studies compared to other kind of plant materials consumed as food or firewood. This book provides an overview of technological uses of plants from the Palaeolithic to the Post-Medieval period. This collection of papers presents different archaeobotanical and archaeological studies dealing with the use of a wide range of woodland resources, most of them among the less visible for archaeology, such as bast, fibres and fungi. These papers present different approaches for their study combining archaeology, archaeobotany and ethnoarchaeology.

Impacts of Climate Change and Economic and Health Crises on the Agriculture and Food Sectors Book

Impacts of Climate Change and Economic and Health Crises on the Agriculture and Food Sectors


  • Author : Martinho, Vítor João Pereira Domingues
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2022-02-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799895596

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Impacts of Climate Change and Economic and Health Crises on the Agriculture and Food Sectors Excerpt :

The agricultural and food sectors, as well as other economic activities, follow the current trends verified in economies and societies on the technological level. Agriculture and the food sector are decisive in times of crisis to mitigate the consequences of unemployment generated by adverse cycles. A developed agriculture is fundamental to the sustainable economic development of any country, as it allows the supply of goods to satisfy basic needs at lower prices. Impacts of Climate Change and Economic and Health Crises on the Agriculture and Food Sectors provides a forum for discussing contemporary trends in the agricultural and food sectors. The themes presented in this publication make it possible to approximate the various and current dimensions related to food production. Covering topics such as food security, labor drivers, and sustainable development, this book is an excellent resource for farmers, SME owners, students and professors of higher education, researchers, public institutions, policymakers, and academicians.

Bioactive Compounds in Phytomedicine Book

Bioactive Compounds in Phytomedicine


  • Author : Iraj Rasooli
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2012-01-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533078052

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Bioactive Compounds in Phytomedicine Excerpt :

There are significant concerns regarding the potential side effects from the chronic use of conventional drugs such as corticosteroids, especially in children. Herbal therapy is less expensive, more readily available, and increasingly becoming common practice all over the world. Such practices have both their benefits and risks. However, herbal self-therapy might have serious health consequences due to incorrect self-diagnosis, inappropriate choice of herbal remedy or adulterated herbal product. In addition, absence of clinical trials and other traditional safety mechanisms before medicines are introduced to the wider market results in questionable safe dosage ranges which may produce adverse and unexpected outcomes. Therefore, the use of herbal remedies requires sufficient knowledge about the efficacy, safety and proper use of such products. Hence, it is necessary to have baseline data regarding the use of herbal remedies and to educate future health professionals about various aspects of herbal remedies.

Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region Book

Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region


  • Author : Tazhina, Gainiya
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-03-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799825531

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Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region Excerpt :

In today’s modernized world, implementing technology into the infrastructures of communities has become a common custom. The idea of digital economy has proven to be an efficient, dynamic, and highly adaptable mode of performance, and regions across the globe have begun applying these digital approaches to their populated foundation. One region of the world that has recently begun using modern technologies is Eurasia. As they continue their technological transition from “theory” to “practice,” significant research is needed on the emergence of sustainability in these countries. Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the implementation of digital initiatives within Eurasian countries and their social and economic principles. While highlighting topics such as educational technologies, mobile applications, and sustainable business, this publication explores the cultural aspects and social interaction of digital applications within this region of the world. This book is ideally designed for economists, IT professionals, educators, researchers, social scientists, policymakers, academicians, and students.

Digital Soil Mapping Book

Digital Soil Mapping


  • Author : Janis L. Boettinger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-06-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9789048188635

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Digital Soil Mapping is the creation and the population of a geographically referenced soil database. It is generated at a given resolution by using field and laboratory observation methods coupled with environmental data through quantitative relationships. Digital soil mapping is advancing on different fronts at different rates all across the world. This book presents the state-of-the art and explores strategies for bridging research, production, and environmental application of digital soil mapping.It includes examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The chapters address the following topics: - evaluating and using legacy soil data - exploring new environmental covariates and sampling schemes - using integrated sensors to infer soil properties or status - innovative inference systems predicting soil classes, properties, and estimating their uncertainties - using digital soil mapping and techniques for soil assessment and environmental application - protocol and capacity building for making digital soil mapping operational around the globe.