Food for Thought: Engaging Field School Students in the World of Plants
Field schools run by Chuck Adams and Rich Lange introduced students to many archaeological disciplines. Together an archaeobotanist and a palynologist pulled students into the world of plants via introductory lectures on plant macrofossils and microfossils. Hands-on activities then focused on learning the important plant resources currently available. Student pairs were sent into three different plant communities to collect samples of all the different plants they encountered. When re-assembled the group learned the names and facts about these plants. Later, students accessed ethnographic resources for historic uses, and gave short presentations on plants of interest. Sessions ended with tasting edible wild plants.
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Food for Thought: Engaging Field School Students in the World of Plants. Karen Adams, Susan Smith. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 444418)
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