A celebration of plants at Origins
|Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - Tuesday, 21 November 2017
|Braamfontein Campus West
Origins Centre, Yale Road
Chrissie Sievers, a senior lecturer in Archaeobotany will present this lecture
From poison to pleasure, the use of plants has permeated our lives since our earliest origins.
In southern Africa there is a particularly rich heritage of indigenous knowledge about plant uses and the Origins Gardens form a living museum of plants which cover a wide range of these uses. This talk will celebrate the plants in the gardens, especially those represented in the 2018 Calendar designed by students of the Greenside Design Center.
Chrissie Sievers is a senior lecturer in Archaeobotany (people and plants in the past) at Wits University. Her PhD was on the use of sedges as bedding in the Middle Stone Age layers at Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal. She is currently investigating plant remains from Border Cave and Bushman Rock Shelter where as yet unidentified corms and rhizomes (edible or poisonous?) were used in ancient times.
Tuesday, 21 November, 18:00 for 18:30
Adults R65. Students R35
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