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Winter Lecture Series: Plants with a Past - Garden Archaeology


Winter Lecture Series: Plants with a Past - Garden Archaeology

Delaware Center for Horticulture

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February 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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Delaware Center for Horticulture
$20 members; $30 non-members

Explore connections between people and plants in DCH's 2018 Winter Lecture Series!

Winter Lecture Series #4
Chantel White, Ph.D.: Plants with a Past - Garden Archaeology

Thursday, February 22, 7 - 8 p.m.

From the temple gardens of Mesopotamia to the household gardens at Pompeii, archaeologists have uncovered exciting evidence for ancient gardens  and the plant species they once contained. Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, will discuss how plant remains are preserved in garden contexts . She will discuss her work in the 1,500-year-old gardens of Istanbul, Turkey, as well as her recent archaeobotanical work in the nineteenth-century gardens of American poet Emily Dickinson located in Amherst, MA.


Individual lecture pricing: Members $20; Non-members $30. Register for all 4 lectures and receive a $10 discount off the entire series!​ Special thanks to Whole Foods Market for sponsoring this year’s refreshments. For more information, contact Mackenzie Knight-Fochs at (302) 658-6262, ext. 117. 

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