PHYTOLITHS AND CUTICLES:

Cells of plant epidermis, either siliceous (phytoliths) or lignified (cuticles).

CUTICLES

Developed at Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, as range-management technique. Used to determine the diet of livestock.

PALEOSCATOLOGY: has been used to study the diet of extinct animals through the dung preserved in arid Southwestern saves (Hansen, 1978; Ackersten et al, 1988).

Methods: blender, screening

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Phytoliths Readings

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