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Dental Evidence of Diet in Pre-Colonial Indiana

September 9, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

The Tavlor Center of Natural History is pleased to welcome the author of “Iono ‘On’ the Tooth: Dental Evidence of Diet” Dr. Christopher W Schmidt Professor &, Chair of Anthropology and Director of the Bioarchaeology Laboratory at the University of Indianapolis for this enlightening presentation. The people of Indiana prior to colonization had a deeply engaged approach to their food attainment strategies. In this talk, Dr. Schmidt discusses dental evidence for these dietary shifts and the subtle but important differences between the diets of men and women. Overall, innovative subsistence practices and dietary habits helped people overcome the challenges of foraging and farming.

This presentation discusses the study of human remains, but it does not include skeletal images. It does not seek to exploit, appropriate, or patronize indigenous peoples. It’s aim is to provide a certain perspective on history, and it does not replace indigenous historical accounts by indigenous peoples


Taylor Center of Natural History

12308 Strawtown Ave.
Noblesville, IN 46060 United States
(317) 774-2574
Located in Strawtown Koteewi Park on the banks of the White River, the Taylor Center features replica buildings of a former American Indian village and artifacts uncovered at the park.