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The Talk of TROY: Professor discusses groundbreaking tobacco discovery

July 6, 2018
By Joey Hudson

North Americans have been smoking for much longer than we originally thought, according to anthropology professor Stephen Carmody.



“Eight, nine years ago, when I started this project,” Carmody said, “the oldest evidence of tobacco use was about 2,000 years ago. We have pipes that are 5,000 years old. Maybe even older than that. So there was this pretty substantial gap.”

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TROY professor helps uncover earliest use of tobacco in U.S.

June 15, 2018
By Greg Phillips

A Troy University professor has uncovered evidence of the earliest use of tobacco in North America north of Mexico, a discovery that may change our understanding of the early life and culture of Native Americans.

Dr. Stephen Carmody, an assistant professor of anthropology, along with Dr. Jon Russ of Rhodes College and Dr. Jera Davis…

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