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Hybrid LUNCHBOX Talk

100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Dates: October 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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