Garden Forests of the Amazon: Ancient Civilization and Modern Legacies
Amazonia is generally thought of as a primeval forest - one of the last remaining pristine landscapes on Earth. However, archaeologists have found increasingly diverse evidence for long-term manipulation of plant species and entire landscapes by Amerindian peoples. Ranging from the early domestication of individual species to creating vast hydraulic works and transforming the very soil, these changes are proof that Amazonian landscapes are anything but untouched. Anna Browne Ribeiro, Professor of Anthropology, takes us on a journey across thousands of years and billions of acres to show how humans have made this great mosaic landscape.
Thursday, February 1 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University Club & Alumni Center, Ballroom B
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208