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Isabel Figueiral-Rowe

INRAP - COR Team Dynamique de la biodiversité, anthropo-écologie
Phone +33 (0) 4 67 14 49 05
Localization Bâtiment 22, 3ème étage
Mots clés Archaeobotany Mediterranean Vegetation Management Agrarian system

Archaeobotany (Wood / charcoal, fruits and seeds) provides evidence of the environmental setting of human habitat, thus offering a different image of the material culture. In particular, the study of ‘unusual contexts’ and the specific use of plants improve our perception of the biological diversity and the management of vegetal resources

In the framework of preventive Archaeology (INRAP) I am particularly interested in the study of graves (the fuel used for cremation and associated vegetal offerings) and wells (ideal deposits for gathering information on former agrarian systems).

  1. Figueiral I., Pomarèdes, H., Court-Picon, M., Bouby, L., Tardy, C., Terral, J.-F., 2015. New insights into Mediterranean Gallo-Roman farming: a closer look at archaeological wells in Southern France. Archaeol Anthropol Sci 7: 201-233
  2. Figueiral, I., Séjalon, P., 2014. Archaeological wells in southern France: Late Neolithic to Roman plant remains from Mas de Vignoles IX (Gard) and their implications for the study of settlement, economy and environment. Environmental Archaeology 19, 1: 23-38.
  3. Figueiral, I., Chabal, L., Fabre, L., 2013. The answer is deep down in the well: charcoal and waterlogged wood from archaeological wells in southern France. In : Damblon, F., Procc. Of the fourth Int. Meeting of Anthracology, Brussels 2008, BAR International Series 2486, p. 83-92.
  4. Figueiral, I., Bouby, L., Buffat, L., Petitot, H., Terral, J.-F, 2010. Archaeobotany, vine growing and wine producing in Roman Southern France: The site of Gasquinoy (Béziers, Hérault). Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 139-149
  5. Figueiral, I., Fabre, L., Bel, Valérie, 2010. Considerations on the nature and origin of wood-fuel from Gallo-Roman cremations, in the Languedoc region (southern France). Quaternaire 21 (3): 325-331.