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Taranto et al. 2023 paper on Neolithic food processing gets the Charles C. Kolb Award 2022!

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Conference website is launched! Important dates:

* Abstract submission closes – April 20th
* Early registration closes – August 1st
* Evening Reception – September 3rd
* Talks – September 4th-6th
* Fieldtrip – September 7th

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News from the committee on Phytolith morphometry

In 2022, the International Committee on Phytolith Morphometry (ICPM) launched a new project to study inter- and intra-observer variation in phytolith morphometry.

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Want to know more open open phytolith science?

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Phytoliths in Asia

A special issue of Review of Palaeobotany. Call is open until 28-Feb-20223

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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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Latest scientific publications:

Liu, H., Meunier, J.-D., Grauby, O., Labille, J., Alexandre, A., & Barboni, D. (2023). Dissolution does not affect grass phytolith assemblages. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 610, 111345.
Kovács, G., Vicze, M., & Pető, Á. (2023). Fires of a House—Burning Events in a Middle Bronze Age Vatya House as Evidenced by Soil Micromorphological Analysis of Anthropogenic Sediments. Land, 12(1), 159.
Taranto, S., Portillo, M., Bach, A. G., Montaña, M. M., Le Mière, M., & Lemorini, C. (2023). Investigating the function of late-Neolithic ‘husking trays’ from Syrian Jazira through integrated use-alteration and phytolith analyses. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 47, 103694.
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International Phytolith Society Board Members

Doris Barboni

French Institute of Pondicherry, India


Rand R. Evett

University of California, USA


Akos Petö

Szent István University, Hungary


Mikhail Blinnikov

St. Cloud State University, USA


Welmoed Out

Welmoed Out

Moesgaard Museum, Denmark


Yansheng Gu

School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China


Marcia Regina Calegari

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Brasil


Chad Yost

Indiana State University, USA

Editor (non-voting)