Armchair Botany! Past to Present: Indigenous Culinary Arts of Lower Turtle Island

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Past to Present: Indigenous Culinary Arts of Lower Turtle Island

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Our Armchair Botany events are forums for presentation and discussion about botany, herbarium specimens, and collection – and an invitation to get involved!

Join us this Native American Heritage Month, November 10th at noon via Zoom, as we walk through some of the many plant-based cuisines that have sustained, and still sustain, the indigenous peoples of the lower half of the North American Continent – the lower half of Turtle Island.

One of our presenters will be Dr. Grace Bascopé, BRIT resident research associate. Grace is a Medical and Environmental Anthropologist and has studied relationships between plants and people in the Maya world, as well as the uses of plants by Indigenous Peoples in the southern plains area of the US prior to contact. We will start with historical, pre-colonial food staples of the North Texas plains and Mesoamerica then move into examples of staples from these regions today. One of our herbarium technicians, Natch Azure, will even discuss some recipes!

After our presentation and a Q&A discussion, we’ll move into a guided “transcription blitz” where we’ll show you how to pull data from herbarium specimen images on your own time, to make your own discoveries and help us bring these collections to light. Please feel free to jump in, whether it’s your first or dozenth time! You can see more about the Armchair Botanist program here

Date

Nov 10 2022
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Time

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Tiana Rehman

Organizer

Tiana Rehman
Phone
(817) 546-1845
Email
trehman@brit.org

Other Organizers

Ashley Bordelon
Email
abordelon@brit.org
Tiana Rehman

Organizer

Tiana Rehman
Phone
(817) 546-1845
Email
trehman@brit.org

Other Organizers

Ashley Bordelon
Email
abordelon@brit.org

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