In this week’s episode, Zofia is joined by archaeobotanist, Alexandra Slucky, who discusses the importance of studying floral remains in archaeological excavations, and how these tiny pieces of the past communicate the connectivity of trade networks and their impact on culture.
Tangents include dysentery in the Middle Ages, the Post-Columbian exchange, rebranding the Silk Road to the vegan-friendly Rhubarb Road, and climate change.
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Music by the wonderfully talented Chris Sharples
Follow this link to beautiful botanicals from the 18th century which inspired the episode art.