Ethnobotany: the role of plants in our life


Plants are intimately part of our daily life: we use them as food, drink and decoration as well as for textiles, furniture and buildings. Despite its long history, ethnobotany is a constantly changing science, which grows by including with new contents and looks for new challenges. Its aims not only include the preservation of ancient knowledge and traditions but also improve our adaptation and fitness in the changing environment. 

This course will introduce to the science that studies the relationships between humans and plants. It will be organized into three parts: 

  1. introduction 
  2. methods 
  3. case studies.


Asistencia y Certificados

Cuota de Asistencia
GRATUITO!
Costo del Certificado de Participación
GRATUITO!

Categorìa

Ciencias

Horas de Entrenamiento

16

Nivel

Intermediate

Metodos de Curso

Tutoría

Idioma

English

Duraciòn

8 Semana

Tipología

Online

Estado del Curso

Tutoría Soft

Iniciar Suscripciones

Apr 6, 2017

Apertura del Curso

Apr 21, 2017

Comenzando la Tutoría

Apr 21, 2017

Tutoría Final

Jun 30, 2018

Tutoría Soft por

Jul 1, 2018

Cierra Curso

No establecido
  • to understand the theoretical basis of the ethnobotanical research;
  • to recognize the interdisciplinary knowledge useful to study human-plant relationships;
  • to recover the role of plants in our cultural evolution.

None.

  • Pearsall (2015). Paleoethnobotany: A Handbook of Procedures (3rd Edition). Hardcover.
  • Caneva, Pieroni, Guarrera (2013). Etnobotanica. CONSERVAZIONE DI UN PATRIMONIO CULTURALE COME RISORSA PER UNO SVILUPPO SOSTENIBILE. Edipuglia.
The course will be organized in 22 slide shows reporting on three main topics: 1- introduction: definition, history, associations and modernity of the research (4 lessons); 2- methods of investigation, data collection and first studies (5 lessons); 3- case studies (from the European project PaCE, to archaeobotany and the network BRAIN; examples of palaeoethnobotany from the Sahara and from the Mediterranean Basin).
In order to complete the course, you have to pass all assignments in three steps: 1- see and listen the lessons; 2- compile two tests (10 questions each - one after lesson n.10 and one after lesson n. 21); 3- send the final composition "Tell a story of plants and humans".

ANNA MARIA MERCURI

ANNA MARIA MERCURI

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