anthropology

Environmental Stewardship in Ancient Sonoma County

May 9, 2016

  When the end of the ice age brought climate change to northern California, thousands of years ago, the indigenous tribes here adjusted through changes in their diet, lifestyle and social structure. 

  One of the most effective tools for that native peoples in Northern California used for managing the environment was fire, explains researcher Benjamin Benson.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bananas

May 29, 2014

  One of Woody Allen’s early movies was titled “Bananas,” but it wasn’t actually about the popular yellow fruit. That distinction belongs to the new documentary Mondo Banana. It was directed by a part-time west county filmmaker, who stopped in to talk about his project with Bruce Robinson.