Plants can survive anywhere, and our lives are supported by various plants.
The survival and recovery of plant remains are varying between different
preservation conditions, usually waterlogging, charring or mineralisation,
less often the action of metal salts, or cold or dry conditions. Impressions
of plants are also preserved in brick, pottery or daub.
From these plant remains, we can approach to any issues regarding the
relationships between past people and plants, vegetation in/around the
settlement, and local environment.
This is a pleasure of archaeobotany.