Title

Morphometric analysis of phytoliths: recommendations towards standardization from the International Committee for Phytolith Morphometrics

Keywords

Phytoliths, Morphometrics, Computer-assisted image analysis, Methodology

Abstract

Morphometric analysis (measurements of size and shape) has become a significant research tool in phytolith studies. The International Phytolith Society (IPS) appointed the International Committee for Phytolith Morphometrics (ICPM) to establish methodological standards for the discipline. This paper presents current recommendations of the ICPM. It discusses the role of morphometric analysis in phytolith studies and recommends a paradigm for its application, criteria for data collection and publication, definitions for basic measurements and software for computer-assisted image analysis.

Original Publication Citation

Ball, T.B., Davis, A., Evett, R.R., Ladwig, J.L., Tromp, M., Out, W.A., and Portillo, M. 2015. Morphometric Analysis of Phytoliths: Recommendations towards Standardization from the International Committee for Phytolith Morphometrics. Journal of Archaeological Science 68:106-111.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-4

Publisher

Journal of Archaeological Science

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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