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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.

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free!
Event Category:
Website:
natural-history.uoregon.edu

Organizer

Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Phone:
5413463024
Email:
mnch@uoregon.edu
Website:
natural-history.uoregon.edu

Venue

Museum of Natural & Cultural History
1680 E. 15th Avenue Eugene United States + Google Map