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The 12th International Meeting for Phytolith Research is coming soon!

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

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Participants of the XIII CCR in the State of Maranhão (Photo: Shimizu, S. 10/2019).

Phytoliths and Soil Classification in Brazil, what do these have in common? By Marcia Calegari.

The use of a multiproxy approach to understand vegetation changes and the genesis of soils in Neotropical regions constitutes an area of investigation of great interest...

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Survey on grass phytolith identification: see the results!

This survey was launched by Caroline Strömberg and Tim Gallaher who needed your help in testing how good is their machine learning and computer vision (ML&CV) tool for automatically identifying grass silica short cell phytoliths (GSSCP). See the results!

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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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Looking for the paper Mineralization of fossil wood by Buurman published in Scripta Geologica in 1972?

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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