“The Seeds of the Past: What We Can Learn From Ancient Seeds” – Rudy Fecteau, Archaeobotanist
The study of archaeobotany is the study of plant remains cultivated or collected in the past, which have survived in archaeological contexts. The remains of plants (seed, nut shell, wood) that have had contact with fire, and therefore survived, are studied for what they reveal. These carbonized fragments were left by occupants of an area in post moulds, cooking fires, and middens – and suggest how the plants were used. This presentation by Rudy Fecteau of Dundas will introduce various aspects of archaeobotanical studies in Ontario, including learnings for Brant County.
If you are interested in doing a bit of reading about the subject ahead of time, click this link: Botanical Beads – R. Fecteau to download a PDF file.