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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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Ethnobotanical methods
Ethnobotanical Methods

Researchers and Informants in Bolivia


Study of the on going process of domestication
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

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
Phytoanthropology

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.


Bo tree ficus religiosa
Bo Tree – Ficus religiosa



Arrowhead sagittaria sagittifolia
Arrowhead –Sagittaria sagittifolia



Hildegard of bingen
Hildegard of Bingen

1098 - 1179


Joseph smith
Joseph Smith

1805 - 1844



King assurbanipal 668 626 bce
King Assurbanipal – 668-626 BCE

In his garden with Queen and Servants





Mandrake atropa mandragora
Mandrake – Atropa mandragora


Mandrake atropa mandragora1
Mandrake – Atropa mandragora

ca. 1474


Water lily nymphaea alba
Water lily – Nymphaea alba


Vitis vinifera var pinot noir
Vitis vinifera var. Pinot Noir


Opium poppy papaver somniferum
Opium poppy – Papaver somniferum


Ergot claviceps purpurea
Ergot – Claviceps purpurea


Fly agaric amanita muscaria
Fly agaric – Amanita muscaria


Amanita muscaria ornaments
Amanita muscaria ornaments?


Sumerian

Headdress



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