July 6, 2018
By Joey Hudson
Dr. Stephen Carmody, assistant professor of anthropology, recently contributed to a major discovery regarding the history of tobacco in North America.
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.”