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October 2015

Second Nature: An Environmental History of New England

October 26, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Richard W. Judd, PhD, Adelaide & Alan Bird Professor of History, University of Maine Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building Historian Richard W. Judd explores the mix of ecological process and human activity that shaped New England's history over the past 12,000 years. He traces a succession of cultures through New England’s changing postglacial environment down to the 1600s, when the arrival of Europeans interrupted this coevolution of nature and culture. A long period of tension and warfare, inflected by a variety…

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