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Sacred Smoke and Other Substances: Archaeological Studies of Psychoactive Plant Use
October 19 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm• Free!
People have been using mind-altering substances for thousands of years. Join Washington State University archaeologist Shannon Tushingham as she shares her research on psychoactive plant use by ancient societies in the Americas and beyond. Learn how chemical residue analysis, ancient periodontics research, and sacred tobacco studies with contemporary Native American communities are helping Tushingham uncover new insights into the historical use of tobacco, cannabis, coca, and more.
This event is part of the museum’s annual Fall Archaeology Talks series. This year’s theme is New Directions in the Archaeology of Western America, featuring three lectures by experts in the field. Free admission.