Mesoamerican Ethnobotanical Database

Description: featured project thumbnailThe Mesoamerican Ethnobotanical dataset is a collaborative ethnobotanical and archaeobotanical project between The Searle Herbarium of the Field Museum of Natural History (FMNH) and the Department of Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). Archaeologists, botanists, ethnobotanists, and interested laypeople often recover parts of flowers, seeds, and fruits in their research. As Miller (2011:9-10) noted, the largest obstacle to advancing archaobotanical research in Central America is the lack of “resources aiding identification (on-line and published reference material and databases).” This website was created to address this situation. To view a record's detail page click the catalog number from that list-view,
Credits: We are grateful for the support given to our project by the National Science Foundation Archaeology—Senior Research Program (BCS-1321469), FMNH, and NEIU.