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Professor of anthropology studies history of psychoactives

Professor of anthropology studies history of psychoactives

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2022

Whether it is tobacco, cannabis  or even chocolate, anthropology professor Shannon Tushingham has seen it all when it comes to psychoactive drugs. Tushingham has worked at WSU since 2013, her love...

Researchers know more about how Mayans manipulated plants because they looked at chemical compounds of plants in ancient drug containers. It seems like Mayans processed tobacco in a similar manner to how it is processed today.

Mayans may have used medicinal tobacco

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor February 4, 2021

WSU researchers found evidence of Mexican Marigold and two different tobacco species in ancient Maya drug containers found in the northwestern region of the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican Marigold is a...

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