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Chapter Meeting at Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

May 7 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

May 7 – Chapter Meeting at Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium – 6:00pm – Social Time; 6:45pm – Chapter Announcements, followed by the Speaker

Speaker: Leslie L. Bush is a paleoethnobotanist, an archaeologist who specializes in identifying bits of plants preserved on archaeological sites, usually in the form of charcoal and occasionally as waterlogged or desiccated plant parts. Through her consulting practice, Macrobotanical Analysis, she is currently involved with investigations associated with Lake Ralph Hall in East Texas, road improvements in Webb County, and a small pueblo site in New Mexico.   

Topic: Texas Plants and Indigenous Landscapes: Insights from Archaeology This talk will cover four or five pre-Columbian archaeological sites from across the state with special attention to how sites are located in relation to natural features of the landscape, what plants would have been available to site inhabitants, what plants were recovered in archaeological investigations, what purposes they might have served, and how such knowledge is inferred.