Welcome to Ethnobotany
|These are the CSU San Marcos Anthropology Department's Ethnobotany data bases. Information about plants is obtained by Anthropology students through ethnographic and literature research. Each data base corresponds to a specific course. The Luise?o Ethnobotany data base is the result of a collaboration between CSUSM anthropology and art students and the San Luis Rey Band of Luise?o Indians. Anthropology students of Community Ethnobotany (ANTH 470) interview Luise?o and other Southern California Indigenous peoples concerning plant use and document these uses in the data base. Literature concerning California Native plants and their medicinal, food, utilitarian, cultural, and other uses is recorded along with botanical descriptions. Images of the plants in the Luise?o Ethnobotany data base are generated by students of CSUSM's Visual and Performing Arts Department's Advanced Computer Arts course (VSAR 440). The Mixtec Ethnobotany data base documents plant uses as indicated through ethnographic and literature research. The bulk of the ethnographic information stems from the Anthropology Department's collaborative relationship with the Binational Indigenous Organizations Front (FIOB), who has a Community Garden in Vista, California. The primary source of ethnographic information recorded there comes from a Mixtec herbalist named Don Erasto Camacena, originally from Ixpantepec Nieves, Oaxaca.
|Data entry is restricted to students enrolled in the specified courses.