Morphometric analysis of phytoliths: recommendations towards standardization from the International Committee for Phytolith Morphometrics
Phytoliths, Morphometrics, Computer-assisted image analysis, Methodology
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ball, Terry; Davis, Annalisa; Evertt, Rand R.; Ladwig, Jammi L.; Tromp, Monica; Out, Welmoed A.; and Portillo, Marta, "Morphometric analysis of phytoliths: recommendations towards standardization from the International Committee for Phytolith Morphometrics" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3548.
Journal of Archaeological Science
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