The student sets up his own botanical research with the correct methodology. After the generation and analysis of data from pollen or macrofossils, the results and conclusions are put into archaeological context. Finally a manuscript will be prepared, which is ready for submission to an internationally refereed journal
Know how to select which part of a sample can be used for analyses in the laboratory;
Extract fossil plant material from sediment
Identify the fossils using reference materials;
Visually present data in a diagram
Interpret the data and make reconstructions of past vegetation and environment
To be able to use reference material to identify spores and pollen of a Quaternary site;
To be able to make a pollen-diagram;
To be able to interpret palynological data.
To be able to put your own results into context
To generate a manuscript that meets the scientific standards
Mode of instruction
- Assessment of the practical work + paper
- 24 January 2011
- Relevant papers (differs per subject)
Course schedule details can be found in the Bachelor 3 time schedule.
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for information on how to apply.
For more information about this course, please contact dr M.H Field.