Glynis Jones on the origin and spread of agriculture
This year’s Fitch Laboratory annual lecture was given by Professor Glynis Jones (University of Sheffield and Member of the Fitch Laboratory Sub-commitee). Glynis’ talk “The origin of agriculture: what do the plants have to say?” provided a summary of the significant work that has been undertaken to understand the origin and spread of agriculture in Europe. Using multiple studies and a range of techniques, including experimental work, DNA, and isotopic analysis, it has been possible to begin exploring questions about intent and the relationship between people and plants. This thought provoking lecture provided fruitful discussion during the questions and after at the wine reception.
Thank you to everybody who attended and, most importantly, to Glynis for an excellent paper.