Dr. Lopinot will provide an overview of archaeological and archaeobotanical evidence related to changing human-plant relationships, particularly as they pertain to the development of farming. He will focus on evidence from prehistoric Native American sites located in the lower Missouri River and central Mississippi River basins, touching now and then on evidence from the Ozarks.
Lopinot, Neal H. (PhD)
Neal H. Lopinot is Director of the Center for Archaeological Research and a Research Professor at MSU.
He has authored or coauthored publications in such journals as American Antiquity, Geoarchaeology, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Geology, Journal of Caribbean Archaeology, Plains Anthropologist, Southeastern Archaeology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
His major research interests include archaeobotany, cultural resource management, experimental archaeology, and early hunter-gatherer behavior. During the past quarter-century, he has also developed considerable interest in many aspects of colonial archaeology, an interest manifested by ongoing research in Trinidad and Tobago.