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Archaeobotany Research Laboratory at Ghent University - Department of Archaeology



The Archaeobotany Research Laboratory (ArBoReaL) is part of the Archaeology Department of Ghent University

and member of the Core Facility GASC (Ghent Archaeological Science Centre).   

ArBoReaL studies human – environment interactions, plant use and environmental dynamics in the past,

based on the analysis of botanical remains recovered from archaeological features and natural sedimentary archives.  

The focus of our research is on past anthropogenic woodland exploitation,

the taphonomy of plant remains in archaeological contexts and Holocene vegetation dynamics in NW-Europe. 

Next to our own research projects, we also provide services for museums,

archaeological companies and other academic institutions.   

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