Recent applications of microCT technology have the potential to develop new streams of archaeobotanical research. Here, we discuss two novel methodological approaches: the identification of domesticated rice (Oryza sativa) remains in pottery sherds from Southeast Asia; and, the development of an interactive virtual archive and database for archaeological parenchyma. Both methods are still in the development stage and are being refined/applied in diverse ways.


Ms Aleece Barron, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

Associate Professor Tim Denham, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.


About Archaeology Working Papers

The Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series provides a forum for dissemination of archaeological research and ideas amongst UQ archaeology students and staff. All students are invited to attend the series and postgraduate students, from honours upwards, are invited to present their research. The aim is to provide opportunities for students, staff and those from outside UQ, to present and discuss their work in an informal environment. It is hoped that anyone interested in current archaeological directions, both within and outside the School and University, will be able to attend and contribute to the series.


Brian Wilson Chancellery Building (#61A), St Lucia campus, The University of Queensland
Senate Room (556)