Often archaeologists will examine differences in vegetation to gain information on buried sites. Now, some botanists have reversed this and are using archaeological sites to learn about the effect of nutrient differences on plants.
A chimp’s diet can be studied through microscopic opals.
A ‘bread-like object’ with a hole in it illustrates a gap in our knowledge of prehistoric cuisine.
Stains left in the soil from past farmers, and the plants they cultivated, are helping illuminate prehistoric inhabitants of the Amazon.
What can you do with a light 10 billion times brighter than the sun? One thing you can do is examine 4000 year old seed coatings.
Dani Nadel et al., have unearthed possibly the oldest example of the decoration of graves with plants.