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Plants from the PastPlants from the Past
Leonard W. Blake and Hugh C. Cutler

2001
University of Alabama Press

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Book Description

Plants from the Past is a fascinating, comprehensive record of the work of two dedicated plant scientists who were instrumental in the establishment of archaeobotany and paleoethnobotany as vigorous subdisciplines within American archaeology. Hugh Carson Cutler and Leonard Watson Blake worked together for many decades at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, identifying and interpreting plant remains from archaeological sites all over North America. Covering a period of 30 years and tracing the development of the study of plant remains from archaeological sites, the volume will give archaeologists access to previously unavailable data and interpretations. It features the muchsought-after extensive inventory "Plants from Archaeological Sites East of the Rockies," which serves as a reference to archaeobotanical collections curated at the Illinois State Museum. The chapters dealing with protohistory and early historic foodways and trade in the upper Midwest are especially relevant at this time of increasing attention to early Indian-white interactions.

The editors' introduction provides coherence and historical context for the papers and points to the book's potential as a resource for future research. Graced by Dr. Blake's brief introductions to each chapter, Plants from the Past neatly compiles the earliest research in archaeobotany by two originators of the science.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Map of Site Locations

Chapter 1. North American Indian Corn by Hugh C. Cutler and Leonard W. Blake

Chapter 2. Cultivated Plants from Picuris by Hugh C. Cutler

Chapter 3. Corn in the Province of Aminoya by Leonard W. Blake

Chapter 4. Corn from Three North Carolina Sites, 31Gs55, 56, and 30 by Leonard W. Blake

Chapter 5. Cultivated Plant Remains from Historic Missouri and Osage Indian Sites by Leonard W. Blake

Chapter 6. Corn for the Voyageurs by Leonard W. Blake

Chapter 7. Corn from Fort Michilimackinac, A.D. 1770-1780 by Leonard W. Blake and Hugh C. Cutler

Chapter 8. Corn from the Waterman Site (11R122), Illinois by Leonard W. Blake

Chapter 9. Plant Remains from the Rhoads Site (11Lo8), Illinois by Leonard W. Blake and Hugh C. Cutler

Chapter 10. Plants from Archaeological Sites East of the Rockies by Hugh C. Cutler and Leonard W. Blake

Published Works of Cutler and Blake
Works Cited
Index of Latin Names for Plant Taxa
Index of Corn Races and Varieties
General Index