www.cig-icg.gr and go to the “Links” dropdown menu and there select “Graduate Programs in Canada”. The various graduate programs of ten of our “Participating Institutions” are listed there with the links to the specific departmental website. As one will see, universities across Canada offer a wide variety of top quality advanced degree options relating to ancient Greece and ancillary subjects.
The “What?”, the “How?”, and the “Why?” of this research is presented in Deborah M. Pearsall’s Paleoethnobotany. A Handbook of Procedures (Left Coast Press, 2nd edition, 2010). In brief, ethnobotany is the study of plant remains related to human activities. Paleoethnobotany is the study of vegetal remains in archaeological contexts. Recovery techniques and procedures, the identification and interpretation of “macroremains” are set forth systematically. “Microremains”, i.e. pollen and phytoliths, are each treated separately. The direct and indirect indicators of diet and health are reviewed along with the crucial issue of integrating all classes of biological data to reconstruct ancient diets and behaviors. Pearsall’s presentation is pithy and stimulating.
The books and monographs succinctly reviewed in the Book of the Blog are waiting for your perusal at the Institute’s Library!