Virtual Event: The Search for an Early American Greenhouse in Phila. – May 19

Posted by Penn Museum on May 17, 2022

Archaeobotany is the study of how people used plants in the past: for food, fuel, medicine, construction, and crafts. Dr. Chantel White of the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Material (CAAM) has conducted research on humans’ use of plants throughout time and across multiple continents. At this Teacher Talk, Dr. White will talk about her work right here in Philadelphia at the historical Woodlands where she and CAAM colleagues are searching for the remnants of an 18th century greenhouse. It was once the largest greenhouse in North America and was home to over 10,000 local and exotic plants. Dr. White will discuss various tools and techniques used in archaeology and will show live images through a microscope to demonstrate how she analyzes historical seeds and wood. You’ll never look at a seed the same way!

Participants will receive 1 hour of Act 48 credit or a certificate upon request.

Date and Time: May 19, 2022 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Virtual

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