Wednesday Lecture Series - Spring 2018Dr. David A. Young: “Ethnobotany of Arizona and New Mexico –Historical Perspectives.”
Santiago Hall 109
February 21, 2018
Over the past 12,000 years, plants have played an important role in the development of human cultures in the desert southwest. This talk will examine how native plants have been used as food, medicine, shelter, and in the arts by the earliest inhabitants of Arizona and New Mexico.
Dr. Young is Emeritus Professor of Botany and the Founding Director of the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu. He is the former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the ASU Tempe campus and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at ASU. He has been a faculty member and administration in higher education for nearly 40 years. Dr. Young received his BA and MA in Biology from California State University, Fullerton and his Ph.D. in Botany from Claremont Graduate University.
Refreshments: 4:45-5:00 pm; Lecture: 5:00-6:00 pm