Archeobotany Academy

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The 2018 TAS Archeobotany Academy will be offered in Alpine in the beautiful Big Bend Region of Texas.  The academy will introduce participants to the identification and analysis of botanical remains commonly found in archeological contexts.  Hosted at the Center for Big Bend Studies at Sul Ross State University, the instruction will provide overviews of Archeobotany and various analytical processes (e.g., flotation processes and botanical residue analysis).  The course will also include plant dye demonstrations and the plants involved, fire making demonstrations, edible and medicinal plants, and botanicals involved in earth oven cooking.  Attendees can also participate in a plant hike which may involve the nearby Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute that will provide a hands-on experience of viewing plants in their environment.

The Archeobotany Academy combines lectures and field excursions that will describe the methods and results of the excavations and analysis involved with understanding botanicals in an archeological context.  Also on view will be a sample of the publications that are useful for Archeobotany research and analysis.

Also take advantage of incredible outdoor opportunities at the nearby Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, Fort Davis State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, and many others. For lodging opportunities in Alpine and nearby please visit the Alpine Visitor Center.

Event Start Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 00:00
Event End Date
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 00:00
Registration Start Date
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:00
Registration End Date
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 00:00

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