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									Ethnobotanical Methods

Researchers and Informants in Bolivia
   Study of the on-going process of
1. Informant interviews – especially about desired
  traits, planting methods, methods of selection for
  breeding or seed stock.
2. Participation observation
3. Collection of native texts
4. Field observations – grain, fruit, or vegetable
  measurements; altitude, temperature, varietal
  flowering and maturation rates; mapping locations
  and distances to fields from farm or village; soil
  and vegetative analysis of sample fields at various
  stages of crop-fallow cycle.
Phytoanthropology examines the extent of
  similarities and differences in the responses
  of various human communities to their plant
  neighbors, and the reasons for these human
Bo Tree – Ficus religiosa
Silk Cotton Tree – Bombax ceiba
   Arrowhead –
Sagittaria sagittifolia
Historical Ethnobotany
Hildegard of Bingen
      1098 - 1179
Joseph Smith
  1805 - 1844
Fertile Crescent
King Assurbanipal – 668-626 BCE

    In his garden with Queen and Servants
Babylonian Medicine
Datura stramonium
Cannabis sativa
Mandrake – Atropa mandragora
Mandrake – Atropa mandragora

           ca. 1474
Water lily – Nymphaea alba
Vitis vinifera var. Pinot Noir
Opium poppy – Papaver somniferum
Ergot – Claviceps purpurea
Fly agaric – Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria ornaments?
Sun god Horus and Tuth-Shena

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