RECONSTRUCTING ANCIENT CULTURES AND ENVIRONMENTS
Environmental archaeology is the science of reconstructing the
relationship between ancient peoples and the environments they
What trees, herbs, vegetables, and flowers did the ancients see
around them (the study of archaeobotany)? Which animals lived
nearby and which did they hunt or keep as pets (the study of zooarchaeology)?
And where did they find clay for their pottery, grow their crops,
or climb hills and dales (the study of geoarchaeology).