Archaeobotany Methods and Research Archaeological Lecture Series

Mary Beth Fitts discusses Archaeobotany Methods and Research

As part of the Archaeological Lecture Series, Mary Beth Fitts of OSA will discuss the specialization of archaeobotany (also known as paleoethnobotany), which focuses on the recovery, analysis, and interpretation of plant materials from archaeological sites.
Because site formation processes and archaeological recovery methods play a large role in structuring what we find in archaeobotanical assemblages, it is important to understand how plant remains come to be preserved in the archaeological record, and what techniques are employed to ensure that they have the best chance of being identified in the laboratory. Please join us to learn how these clues contribute to our understanding of past foodways in North Carolina.

Free and open to the public!

When:

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

Where:
North Carolina  State Library and Archives Auditorium 
109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

 

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