native plants and food uses

Plant Names Offer Clues to Past Uses and Beliefs

November 6, 2009 clifftop CliffNotes

Venus' looking glass, P. DauBach

The names of many of our bluff lands plants offer their own archeological record of cultural pasts.  Rather than rock hammers, small brushes, transects, and sieves, the archeology of words needs a tool kit that begins with a dictionary.  Nouns – names of things – can tell as much about the namers as what they […]


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