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Psychoactive plants Project

In the News

Today’s society remains as interested in psychoactive plants as the ancient cultures that we study. This is reflected in the coverage that the research of the Psychoactive Plants Projects occasionally receives in the press outside the world of the academy. Below is a selection of items from popular science magazines, newspapers, and podcasts featuring our research, including some appearances by Psychoactive Plants Project researchers themselves.

UnDisciplined (Utah Public Radio Podcast)
“The Anthropological Archaeologist And The Quantitative Ecologist”, by Matthew LaPlante, December 14, 2018.
“North America’s Earliest Smokers May Have Helped Launch the Agricultural Revolution”, by Lorraine Boissoneault, November 29, 2018.

El Mundo (Madrid, Spain)
“Los indios americanos ya fumaban tabaco 1.000 años antes del ‘far west'”, by Amado Herrero, October 30, 2018.

The Spokesman-Review
“Research finds Nez Perce had tobacco long before Euro-American trappers, settlers arrived in NW, by Becky Kramer”, October 30, 2018. Syndicated nationally by the Associated Press.

Northwest Public Radio
“Testing Of Ancient Pipes Indicates Tobacco Was Around In Northwest 1,200+ Years Ago”, radio news story and interview with Shannon Tushingham by Tom Banse. October 30, 2018.

International Business Times
“Scientists remove ancient plaque from 6000-year-old teeth to trace history of tobacco use”, by Lara Rebello, February 28, 2018.

Dentistry Today
“Nicotine Extracted from Ancient Plaque”, February 27, 2018.

Washington State Magazine
“Holy Smokes”, by Rebecca Phillips, August 2017.

Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality and 21st Century Archaeology (VoiceAmerica radio program)
“Put that in Your Pipe and Smoke it too! Archaeology of Smoking and Tobacco”, hosted by Joseph Schuldenrein, May 27, 2015.

American Archaeology
“Holy Smoke”, by David Malakoff, pp. 12–18. Vol. 18, № 2 (Summer 2014).

Quirks and Quarks (CBC radio program)
“West Coast History of Tobacco”, hosted by Bob McDonald, March 30, 2013.

Spokesman Review Feature