Palaeobotanical Study from Rohana Khurd, Uttar Pradesh, c. 4th Century BCE - 10th Century CE: Stereomicroscopy | Center for Archaeology, Heritage & Museum Studies

Palaeobotanical Study from Rohana Khurd, Uttar Pradesh, c. 4th Century BCE - 10th Century CE: Stereomicroscopy

Seeds have been known to survive rainfall or drought conditions for long periods of time, particularly in a carbonized state. A Biotechnology Major, Himanjali Dimri's project aims to study a sample of carbonized seeds from the archaeological site of Rohana Khurd (N 29° 35.245”; E77° 42.302”) located in the Upper Ganga Plains in the Muzaffarnagar District of Uttar Pradesh. The morphometric analysis using a stereomicroscope of the carbonized grains (recovered from one trench - RKD-9) will be employed to identify the carbonized seeds, which will further help us in environmental reconstruction of the past the natural vegetation at that time, cropping patterns and subsistence economy in the Upper Ganga Plains from the Iron Age to the medieval period.