How Have Plants Shaped Human Culture?

Dr. Jennifer Ramsay, Department of Anthropology, published a co-authored chapter (Sarah Walshaw and Karla Hansen-Speer) titled “Plants as Staple Foods” in Volume 1: A Cultural History of Plants in Antiquity.

A Cultural History of Plants (edited by Annette Giesecke) presents a global exploration of how plants have shaped human culture. Covering the last 12,000 years, it is the definitive history of how we have cultivated, traded, classified, and altered plants and how, in turn, plants have influenced our ideas of luxury and wealth, health and well-being, art, and architecture.

Back to Brockport Today


Jennifer Ramsay:

Posted: March 17, 2022