Ethnobotanical Methods. Researchers and Informants in Bolivia. Study of the on-going process of domestication. 1. Informant interviews – especially about desired traits, planting methods, methods of selection for breeding or seed stock. 2. Participation observation
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Researchers and Informants in Bolivia
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 responses.
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In his garden with Queen and Servants