Mar. 2, 5:30 p.m. Dr. Leslie Bush presents “Deeply Rooted: Native Texas Plants from the Pleistocene to Present” with an emphasis on plants that grow in the Texas Coastal Bend. Leslie is a paleoethnobotanist, an archaeologist who specializes in identifying bits of plants preserved on archaeological sites, usually in the form of charcoal and occasionally as waterlogged wood or other plant parts. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2001, and her dissertation was published by the University of Alabama Press. Through her consulting practice, Macrobotanical Analysis, she has worked on sites in eighteen states including Maryland, Florida, Iowa, Montana, Indiana, and Texas, including Fort St. Louis/Presidio La Bahia in Victoria County.
The John W. Stormont Lecture Series is free admission and open to the public.