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NEW! Now available: Atlas of Neolithic plant remains from northern central Europe

The materiality of plant remains from 36 Neolithic sites of the Linearbandkeramik, Funnel Beaker and Single Grave Culture, and the Dagger groups as uncovered by archaeological excavations in northern central Europe is presented in this atlas to facilitate archaeobotanical investigations by offering photographic references to fossilized charred plant remains and, in some cases, subfossil  waterlogged plant remains. The respective archaeological sites are briefly introduced, the plant assemblages shortly evaluated, supported by informations on plant use. Plant lists and new radiocarbon data supplement the volume.

More information about this atlas is available on the website of the publisher www.barkhuis.nl.

In the coming few months the Plant Atlas website and its German and Dutch counterparts (plantatlas.eu, pflanzenatlas.eu and plantenatlas.eu) will be re-designed and updated.

Websites

The Digital Plant Atlas project contains atlases and handbooks. Every atlas is published as a combination of book and website. The links here below will bring you to the websites that belong to the books which have been published so far. The website of the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands is free for all since 2011, while some features of the websites belonging to the other atlases have limited access - for more information see further below. The website of the Digital Atlas of Traditional Agricultural Practices and Food Processing is still under construction.

IMPORTANT! All plant atlas websites, except the website of the Digital Atlas of Traditional Agricultural Practices and Food Processing, are not accessible right now, because they are being upgraded with new search and map functionality. We hope to present the upgraded websites after Christmas 2019.

To the website of
the Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology
To the website of
the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands
To the website of the Digital Atlas of Traditional Agricultural Practices and Food Processing To the website of
the Digital Atlas of Economic Plants

 

Introduction

The Digital Plant Atlas is an international project that makes a unique contribution to the identification of seeds, fruits, roots, tubers, bulbs, stem fragments, leaves, flowers, buds and resins. The plant parts are illustrated with high-quality colour photographs and accompanied by a scale and their scientific name. The local names in various languages are included in an index.

In 2006, the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands appeared. In the beginning of 2010 the Digital Atlas of Economic Plants was published. The Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology followed in 2012. We have also published two handbooks: the Handbook of Plant Palaeoecology which appeared in in 2012, and A Manual for the Identification of Plant Seeds and Fruits (English) and Handboek voor de Determinatie van Zaden en Vruchten (Dutch translation) which appeared in 2013.

Every atlas of the Digital Plant Atlas is published as a combination of book and website. The books contain full colour photographs of all the plant parts presented as well as extensive indices.  The website consists of a free and a protected part. In the free part, which is accessible for all,  one may browse through the Atlas and view all photographs in small format. In the protected part, which becomes accessible by purchasing the book, the photographs can be viewed in a larger format and examined in more detail. The Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands also has a Dutch and English search key based on seed and fruit characteristics, thus helping to name unknown specimens.The website belonging to the Digital Seed Atlas of the Netherlands has been free for all since 2011.

The authors and publishers

The Digital Plant Atlas is a joint project of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA), the Community and Conservation Ecology Group (COCON), both of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI, Berlin, Germany). The books are published by Barkhuis in the Groningen Archaeological Studies series. The databases have been designed and
are being maintained by the Digital Library section of the Library of the University of Groningen.

In case of questions please contact the authors.

Newsletter and discount

If you would like to be kept informed of the publication of these atlases, please register for the mailing list of the Digital Plant Atlas. Whenever a new atlas appears, you will be offered the opportunity to order it with a 25% discount!

 

 

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