Plants and People - An Introduction to Ethnobotany

Course code 72193

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The study of the interaction between plants and humans is ethnobotany, from ‘ethno’ (the study of people) and ‘botany’ (the study of plants). It is an interdisciplinary subject which can also include elements of anthropology, human geography, biological conservation, pharmacology and nutrition. This is an introductory course that looks at ethnobotany from a world perspective. It also explores the relationship between plants and Māori in New Zealand/Aotearoa while looking at comparable examples of traditional botanical and ecological knowledge found in other indigenous and local cultures.

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