pollen analysis

noun

: the identification and determination of frequency of pollen grains in peat bogs and other preservative situations as a means of dating fossil and other remains : the study of past vegetations and climates as indicated by the pollen content of the various layers of the earth's surface

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“Pollen analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pollen%20analysis. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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