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Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Botanical Birthrights & Bitter Roots: African American Herbal Medicine in the American South

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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With Sierra Roark, Doctoral Candidate, UNC Department of Anthropology

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST
Location: Hybrid – Reeves Auditorium and Zoom webinar
Fee: Free, $5 suggested fee

As enslaved Africans were brought to North America, they transported environmental and medicinal knowledge alongside familiar plants. As African people, beliefs, and practices encountered Indigenous and European people and plants, a distinct variety of ethnomedicine emerged and allowed African Americans to both covertly and directly confront oppression. This talk will explore the basics of archaeobotany and will present a case study that illustrates how multidisciplinary lines of evidence can highlight historical instances of human resilience and resistance.

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North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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