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Phytolith Carbon dating: the debate is going on !

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See how phytoliths encapsulate heavy metals!

This study explores the role of phytoliths in heavy metal sequestration using two different reed species.

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12th International Meeting flyer

SAVE THE DATE! Early bird registration until May 15, 2020.

The event will find place in Kiel (Germany) In September 9 –12, 2020.

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The new code for phytolith nomenclature, version 2.0 IS NOW published !

The paper with its supplementary material can be downloaded for free on the Annals of Botany website.

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Phytoliths as an indicator of early modern humans plant gathering strategies, fire fuel and site occupation intensity during the Middle Stone Age at Pinnacle Point 5-6 (south coast, South Africa).

Esteban, I., C.W. Marean, E.C. Fisher, P. Karkanas, D. Cabanes, and R.M. Albert. 2018.

Distribution modelling of pre-Columbian California grasslands with soil phytoliths: New insights for prehistoric grassland ecology and restoration.

Fick, S.E., and R.R. Evett. 2018.

Middle-Holocene sea-level fluctuations interrupted the developing Hemudu Culture in the lower Yangtze River, China.

He, K.Y., H.Y. Lu, Y.F. Zheng, J.P. Zhang, D.K. Xu, X.J. Huan, J.H. Wang, and S. Lei. 2018.

International Phytolith Society Board Members

Mikhail Blinnikov

St. Cloud State University, USA

Akos Petö

Szent István University, Hungary

Rand R. Evett

University of California, USA

Marta Portillo

University of Reading, UK

Doris Barboni

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

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Yansheng Gu

China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Katharina Neumann

Goethe University, Germany