Robin Connors is scheduled to provide a public lecture at the Botany Society Public Lecture Series. Her talk, Archaeology: From Agave to Zea Mays, complements her research on correlations between higher status habitation sites and the midden remains of larger and more sought-after marine mollusks. She will share her insights into the relationship between Anza Borrego's Native American peoples and their environment. Robn will discuss how the Kumeyaay and Cahuilla used plants for food, clothing, medicine, shelter, fodder, fuel, furniture and even weapons.
Robin received her MA degree in Anthropology from San Jose State University after a career in public health laboratory services. She is currently an Associate State Archaeologist for the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Colorado Desert District. Her archaeological research focuses on the roles of gender and status in food procurement activities.
She enjoys thinking about, discovering and marveling at the adaptations and interactions of human beings with the extraordinary diversity of the life forms and landscapes that sustain them.
Who: Robin Connors, Associate State Archaeologist, Colorado Desert District
What: Botany Society Public Lecture Program
When: Monday, April 9, 2018; 10:00AM
Where: Discovery Lab, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Visitor Center
Cost: Free to the public