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Bryology and the Iceman: Chorology, Ecology and Ethnobotany of the Mosses Neckera complanata Hedw. and N. crispa Hedw.

  • James H. Dickson
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 4)

Abstract

The first published paper on bryology and the Iceman is that by Dickson et al. (1996) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. It listed all the bryophytes so far identified after removal from the Iceman’s clothes as well as the bryophytes extracted from the coarse mineral sediments that had accumulated in the hollow where the corpse had lain frozen for over 5000 years. The main point of the paper was to discuss the Iceman’s provenance but because of the rules of the journal the paper was short and could not give a detailed account of the crucially important species of Neckera. The second paper on bryology and the Iceman (Dickson, 1997) concerns the single, tiny leaf from a filiform shoot of Neckera complanata recovered from a small sample of the contents of the Iceman’s colon.

Keywords

Biotite Schist Epiphytic Bryophyte North Aspect Marble Quarry Polytrichum Commune 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James H. Dickson
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  1. 1.Division of Environmental and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of GlasgowScotland

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