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American Hearth: Indian Agriculture in the Eastern Woodlands

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Gayle J. Fritz, Professor of Anthropology, Washington University-Saint Louis

Long before corn, beans, and squash became the cornerstone of agriculture in eastern North America, American Indians domesticated a suite of indigenous plants. Today, few Americans know much about these crops because most—all but sunflower and summer squash—fell out of the system before Europeans began paying attention. Paleoethnobotanist, Dr. Gayle Fritz shows us how new research methods are increasing our appreciation of the past and possibly future significance of locally and independently domesticated Eastern North American plants.

To be held at the Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63112

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Parking free in Museum lot or in Forest Park.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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