15th- and 16th-century Iroquoian Agriculture

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

12:10-12:40 pm
Huxley Theater
Free

Native American farmers developed agronomic practices throughout the Western Hemisphere suited to local climatic and edaphic conditions and the degree of reliance on agricultural production for subsistence. Dr. John Hart will discuss Iroquoian agricultural practices in New York and southern Ontario and how those practices maintained soil fertility and crop productivity for decades, producing enough food for village populations in the hundreds to thousands of people.

This program includes a 20-minute talk followed by brief Q&A. Participants are welcomed to bring their lunches.