Semester 2 CE3 Brownbag Lunch Series: Dr. Paul Patton on Prehistoric Appalachian Food

Friday, Feb. 12, noon @ Building 22, The Ridges – Join OU Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology Assistant Professor of Anthropology Paul Patton, Ph.D., as he discusses the prehistoric domestication of the local “goosefoot” plant by Native Americans in the Ohio Valley ca. 5000 years ago and how this plant offers solutions to contemporary food insecurity. Dr. Patton is an archaeobotanist (Ph.D. OSU 2013), a gradate of the Ohio University Master’s of Science of Environmental Studies program, and Director of the OU Archaeological Field School. If you are interested in the environment, sustainability, food security, the local landscape, history and more, this session connects these themes and then some for a fascinating discussion!

Free pizza is provided, or you are welcome to bring your own lunch with you. Come to hear fantastic people talk about their really cool projects that are in some way related to the environment – we hear from faculty, staff and students at OU, alumni, professionals in the field, etc. It’s a casual atmosphere where questions and discussion are encouraged. The spring dates are:

Friday, Feb 26: Ohio EPA (invited)

Friday, Mar. 11: Environmental Studies student panel

Friday, Mar. 25: Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director, Ohio’s Second Harvest Food Banks

Friday, April 8: Vince Messerly, President, Stream + Wetlands Foundation

Friday, April 22: It’s Earth Day! More info to come!

We hope you will join us for a great series this semester! (Not sure how to get to the Ridges Building 22? More info here and

Questions? Contact Elissa Welch, CE3 Project Manager, at or 740-537-0112.


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