Date(s) - Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Williamson County Public Library
Our guest speaker this month, Dr. Stephen Carmody of Sewanee: University of the South, is a Paleoethnobotanist interested in the origins of agriculture.
“Throughout prehistory, several different species of plants were smoked for medicinal, ceremonial and recreational purposes. While tobacco has long interested researchers in eastern North America, other plants/plant materials were also smoked, meaning that archaeological pipes do not necessarily document tobacco use. Here we describe our efforts to build upon the work of previous researchers by searching for chemical evidence of plants smoked in pipes from Woodland and Mississippian period sites to build a better understanding of the transmission, use, and customs, of tobacco and other plants used in the smoking culture of the region.”
This program is free and open to everyone interested in archaeology. Please join the Williamson County Archaeological Society for the presentation in the first floor meeting room.