Seed Type Collection Example
Search for Seeds - Resources
This content includes resources related to the "Search for Seeds - Archaeobotany Activity" available here on OER Commons. In it, Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), Dr. Patricia Samford, presents and demonstrates an activity for students to learn about archaeobotany, or the study of botanical finds in archaeological contexts. Using tweezers and magnifying glasses, students search for seeds mixed in sand or gravel, and use a type collection to identify their finds. What do the finds say about the archaeological environment and uses of plants at a site?
These resources are intended to be used with the OER Commons resource "Search for Seeds - Archaeobotany Activity" which may be found here. Attached here are
- A Seed ID Card like what is used in the Archaeobotany Activity for storing/tracking seeds found
- A Seed Type Collection for determining what seeds students have found.