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 observation3. Collection of native texts4. Field observations grain, fruit, or vegetable measurements
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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.
1098 - 1179
1805 - 1844
In his garden with Queen and Servants