Date(s) - 09/08/2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Taylor Center of Natural History


How can plant remains that aren’t fossils be artifacts? What do they look like? Samples of plant remains will be available so you can see what this material looks like, and try your hand at identifying some of them. Can you figure out what story a single archaeological corn kernel can tell? Find out how archaeologists recover archaeological plant remains, and what we can learn from them. An archaeobotanist’s – an archaeologist who studies plant remains from archaeological sites – research looks at the ways prehistoric people used plants for food, medicine, ceremony, shelter, clothing, and even trade. Come find out how it’s done and learn about this special part of archaeology.

Presenter: Jocelyn C. Turner, Ph.D. is a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University-Bloomington, specializing in archaeobotany and paleoethnobotany.

Date: Saturday, September 8
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: Best for school-aged children and adults
Cost: Free
Location: TCNH
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Plant Remains Can be Archaeological Artifacts | Taylor Center of Natural History

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