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The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 6/22/2019
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Description:
 A one-of-a-kind travel-history presentation that takes the audience along on an exciting and little known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany. Travel with author Ron Parker as he explores the depth and duration of human/agave co-evolution across the desert southwest, and discovers unusual agaves apparently associated with archaeological sites long since abandoned by residents of extinct ancient cultures. These agaves appear to be anthropogenic cultivars; living archaeological relics developed and planted by indigenous pre-Columbian Native Americans, and many are still growing exactly where they were planted hundreds of years ago.
Library: Goodyear Branch    Library location
Location: Programming Room
Contact: Rob Wilson
Contact Number: 602.652.3000
Presenter: Ron Parker
Status: Closed