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Unearthing History: 2024 Virtual Lecture #3: Foraging in the Paleoindian Period

Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Foraging in the Paleoindian Period: A Macrobotanical Analysis (tentative title), presented Katharine Reinhart, Project Archaeologist/Botanical Analyst, Archaeological and Historical Services, Inc, Storrs, CT. She will focus on the analysis of plant evidence from various sites to learn what they ate and where they found it.

Katharine Reinhart will focus on the analysis of plant evidence from various sites to learn what Paleoindians ate and where they found it. In today’s world, few of us consider the roles plants play in our daily lives, yet plants have played an integral part in the human experience throughout our existence. Some of the plants discussed in this presentation are plants found commonly in our
modern grocery stores, such as strawberries and blueberries, as well as some most of us may not recognize as edible today, such as water lily and acorns. Join Katharine as she explores the ways in
which Indigenous people have consumed these and other plants as food and medicine for thousands of years.

This 2024 VIRTUAL HISTORY SERIES is sponsored by Avon Historical Society, Avon Free Public Library and Avon Senior Center, in partnership with the Avon Land Trust, Farmington River Watershed Association, and the Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington, CT. 

Please register and a Zoom link will be sent out before the event.


Thursday, May 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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