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flora
CATEGORY: flora
DEFINITION: Plants or vegetation.
floral analysis
CATEGORY: technique
DEFINITION: The study of plant remains from an archaeological site, including identification, association with artifacts and food processing, etc.
floral ecofact
CATEGORY: flora
DEFINITION: An ecofact derived from plants. They are subdivided into microspecimens (pollen, opal phytoliths) and macrospecimens (seeds, plant fragments, impressions).
floralturbation
CATEGORY: geology; flora
DEFINITION: The disturbance of the soil surface by plants, especially by tree fall and by root growth or decay.
macrofloral remains
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: macrobotanical remains
CATEGORY: flora
DEFINITION: Those plant remains from archaeological sites that are visible to the naked eye, primarily seeds and charcoal.
microfloral remains
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: microbotanical remains
CATEGORY: flora
DEFINITION: Those plant remains from archaeological sites that are visible only with the aid of magnification, primarily pollen and phytoliths. The term is also applied to any small or strictly localized flora, as of a microenvironment.

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