Life Without a Supermarket -- Native American Foodways
Dr. Mary Harper, Public Archaeology Survey Team, Inc.
Advance registration required: $25 ($20 for Museum members) Includes materials fee.
It’s often taken for granted that we can buy asparagus in December and strawberries in January, courtesy of our local supermarket and a highly complex shipping industry. Before modern times, Native Americans were dependent upon what nature could provide. Food, clothing, houses, medicine, and tools were all obtained from the local natural environment and each season had special resources that were important for survival. In this workshop, led by Dr. Mary Harper, Director of Public Archaeology Survey Team, Inc., participants will experience all four New England seasons and learn what natural resources are available at different times of the year. Participants will also shuck and pound corn in a tree trunk mortar and make a bag of "yokeag", a combination of corn, maple sugar and dried berries to taste and take home. Adults and children ages 6 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
David C. Colberg
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University of Connecticut
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