2019 Lecture Series | Duncan Metcalfe | March 13 | 7pm

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Wednesday March 13

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7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Join us for the 2019 Lecture Series appearance of Duncan Metcalfe when he presents, Farming Among the Fremont: Anticipating Tomorrow.

The advent and spread of farming was a major milestone in the human past.  Agricultural production provides the economic foundation for more than 99% of the modern world.  Understanding the processes underlying the switch from hunting and gathering wild foods to farming crops highlights the challenges of farming today and in an uncertain future. The prehistoric American Southwest provides an excellent venue for such research, because a large segment of that population reverted to hunting and gathering after farming for hundreds and in some areas for thousands of years. 

Metcalfe will review the ongoing archaeological, paleoenvironmental and experimental research being conducted at the Range Creek Field Station that is designed to better understand the world of the farming Fremont, and discuss its implications for the world going forward.

This lecture will take place at the Salt Lake City Public Library at 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.