The study of plant remains at archaeological sites to infer how past civilisations used their environment and to learn about available food sources.

Alternative labels

the study of plant remains
archaeological plant studies

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Essential knowledge

Archaeobotany is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Archaeobotany is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Archaeologist: Archaeologists research and study past civilisations and settlements through collecting and inspecting material remains. They analyse and draw conclusions on a wide array of matters such as hierarchy systems, linguistics, culture, and politics based on the study of objects, structures, fossils, relics, and artifacts left behind by these peoples. Archaeologists utilise various interdisciplinary methods such as stratigraphy, typology, 3D analysis, mathematics, and modelling.




  1. Archaeobotany – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022