Are we all inter-related somehow? We know about the domestication of plants for human use; how about the other way around? American Museum of Natural History's Sci Cafe will present an anthropological discussion. This will be a fun evening of looking at inter-relatedness from another angle, the scientific point of view between humans and plants.
SciCafe is American Museum of Natural History's after hour program for adults, so there will be a cash bar and you must be 21+ with ID to enter!
Dates: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Times: Doors at 6:30 pm; Featured speaker at 7 pm
Location: Cullman Hall of the Universe (Enter at 77th Street)
RSVP: You are welcome to RSVP here, but to get in you must RSVP on American Museum of Natural History page: http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/scicafe/scicafe-how-plants-domesticated-humans
Details on the discussion:
Humans have domesticated plant and animals for agriculture for thousands of years. What is less well-known is that plants have also had a significant effect on human biology and evolution. Join anthropologist Fatimah Jackson to discuss the fascinating story of co-evolution between plants and humans. Learn how the new field of epigenetics is helping us understand how the interaction of plants and people over time has altered the course of human history.