Palynology - the study of pollens and spores. The word that led me to this was melissopalynology - the study of the pollen in honey to trace its origins.
Not to be confused with palinology - the study of Sarah.
Doubting that this would make the cut for a GWotD, I'm putting it down here.
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gailr wrote:How about paleoynology -- the study of long extinct pollens and spores?
Well, that would most likely be paleopalynology, which, I gather, is quite important to understanding ancient life. Those little spores and pollen that scientists are somehow able to find and study tell us a great deal about the ancient world.
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