On Friday, October 2, Elic Weitzel, PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut, will offer the Museum’s first virtual Brown Bag of the fall semester at noon.
His talk, “The Eastern Agricultural Complex: Origins, Consequences, and Relevance for the Future,” will address the unprecedented climatic and demographic changes taking place around the globe and their profound impacts on our lives, particularly on our food resources.
To provide context, Weitzel will review the state of research on the Eastern Agricultural Complex, the suite of indigenous plants domesticated by Native peoples in eastern North America beginning 5,000 years ago. Knowing that humans around the world have responded to changes in their food supply by intensification and innovation may help us understand how we can respond to present and future crises.
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