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In the research group for archaeobotany we are dealing with the investigation of macrobotanical remains from Slovenian archaeological sites, e.g.: waterlogged wood, charcoal and other botanical macroremains, mostly: seeds, fruits and cereal chaffs.

The main aim of archaeobotanical researches is to give information about nutrition and plant economy of the researched archaeological settlement. When the site is situated on a waterlogged ground, information about the environment can be obtained, as well.

Dendrochronology, special science within archaeobotany is dealing with the investigation of wood. The main aim is to research the tree ring width. The results can give quite exact dating of the archaeological wood that was used in the time when settlement was populated.

Secondary, dendrochronological researches can also give information about the past climate.