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International conference in Nice (France) about “Dung, manure and guano: garbage or brown gold?

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Position: Resarcher in phytolith analysis of sheepfold caves in southern France for one year – apply on or before 11th March 2024

One year position in phytolith analysis of sheepfold caves in southern France / based in Nice, France.

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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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Awarded by the Society for Archaeological Sciences!

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

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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

Rand R. Evett

University of California, USA


Yansheng Gu

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


Doris Barboni

French Institute of Pondicherry, India


Mikhail Blinnikov

St. Cloud State University, USA


Welmoed Out

Moesgaard Museum, Denmark


Ofir Katz

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Marcia Regina Calegari

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, Brasil


Chad Yost

Indiana State University, USA

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Carolina Glaeser Benincá

Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná – Unioeste, Brazil

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Marina Solomonova

Department of Botany at Altai State University

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Xinxin Zuo

Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China

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Gayathri R

Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences (MCNS), Manipal, Karnataka, India

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