Archaeobotany: Studying Ancient Agriculture to Solve Modern Problems
Archaeobotanists study and understand how people can farm sustainably using low-tech tools and fertilizers with very little monetary input. Our work provides modern people with the information necessary to best exploit their particular environment so that people, quite simply, can feed themselves.
1. Archaeobotanists study sustainable agricultural practices that work effectively without modern equipment and fertilizers.
2. Archaeobotanists study which plants can be grown successfully by people living in areas that are subject to changing environmental conditions.
3. Archaeobotanists study how people have successfully farmed marginal lands, thus creating an opportunity for the empowerment of impoverished people who currently rely upon food supplies from untrustworthy leaders.
Archaeobotany demonstrates that understanding past practices will provide the world with a brighter future.