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Analysis of Archaeological and Cultural Materials: Archaeobotany

Finding books and journal articles

Select Monographs

Finding botanical and ethnobotanical information about plants

Collections of data and images

Where to browse at Penn Libraries

Books and journals of potential interest are available in three Penn Libraries locations: the Penn Museum Library is Penn's library for anthropology and archaeology, the Fisher Fine Arts Library houses materials related to landscape architecture and garden design, and Van Pelt Library is Penn's general library for humanities, social sciences, and general sciences.

If browsing the shelves, look through the following call number locations:

CC79.5 .P5 for Archaeology: Methodology: Plant remains and pollen

CC81: Environmental archaeology

E98 .A3: Native North Americans: Agriculture

E98 .B7: Native North Americans: Ethnobotany

GF: Human ecology

GN476.7: Ethnobotany

GN700-799: Prehistoric cultures, especially GN799 .F6 on prehistoric foodways

GT2850-2920: Food and drink customs

QE900: Paleobotany

QH: Natural history

QK: Botany

S: Agriculture

SB: Plant culture

TX341-641: Nutrition

TX642-840: Cooking

Want to browse online? Try the Call Number Browse option in the Franklin catalog (which was used to construct the hyperlinks above) or a Subject Heading Browse (examples below)

Agriculture, Prehistoric

Fruit or Fruit trees

Gardens (look for something more specific like "Kitchen gardens" or "Gardens -- Italy")

Plants, Cultivated

Plant Remains (Archaeology)

Rare plants



Special collections from major gardens and horticultural institutions

Historical Sources

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