Talk – 'Chasing Centuries: The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest'

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Ron Parker's book, "Chasing Centuries," is a one-of-a-kind travel history book that takes the reader along on an exciting and little-known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany. Travel with the author 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 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.

Free with paid admission to the museum (museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.).

Lecture starts promptly at 4 p.m. Free validated parking is available in the Main Gate Garage on Second Street.

Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second St.
Tucson, AZ
United States
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