Join us for the second event in Aullwood’s 2020 Winter Speaker Series, "Exploring Ohio’s Natural Landscape", featuring five fascinating programs on Ohio’s past and present from a diverse group of presenters. Our 2020 programs will be held on five consecutive Sundays at 2:30 PM on January 12, 19 & 26 and February 2 & 9. Admission is $10 per adult (12 & over) and $7 per child (11-3); children 2 & under, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free. Programs will be held in the auditorium at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton OH 45414. Questions about the series? Contact Sam Romeo at 937-890-7360 x223. For all the Winter Speaker Series events, see the 2020 WSS flyer or visit https://aullwood.audubon.org/events
Archeaobotanist Dr. Paul Patton has worked in archaeology and cultural resource management for 15 years. He received his PhD in Anthropology from The Ohio State University and MS in Environmental Studies from Ohio University.
Dr. Patton is currently the Social Enterprise Director at Rural Action in Athens, OH. However, Dr. Patton has a long history of studying Ohio Valley archaeology and human-environmental relationships by conducting archaeological digs in Ohio to collect fragments of prehistoric crops grown thousands of years ago. You might assume that they are just ordinary “weeds.” However, they have significant meaning to archaeobotanists. These plants predate maize or corn by thousands of years and Dr. Patton strives to better understand the ancient food systems and how they were used in ancient civilizations. Dr. Patton not only conducts research and writes scientific reports, he also writes for popular and literary audiences.