Al Cornell: Native Plant Walkabout – rain or shine – 15 attendees max
The walk-about will showcase local plant subjects and include the use of these plants by local American Indian Cultures in support of medicine, tools, and food.
Al and his spouse settled in Sedona in 1994. He has a BS in Nautical Science, an MS in Aerospace Operations Management and an MA in Latin American Studies, with a major in Mesoamerican Anthropology. He served as the Training Officer for Verde Search & Rescue and is a U.S. Forest Service Volunteer with Friends of the Forest-Sedona.
Al regularly gives presentations to the membership of civic groups, as well as to personnel of various governmental agencies on a variety of outdoor-related subjects, to include “Wilderness Safety and Survival,” “Land Navigation,” and “Animal Tracks and Signs.” As a practitioner of Prehistoric Skills, Al has given numerous classes and demonstrations to museums, archaeology groups, and the public on prehistoric fire starting, the fabrication of yucca sandals and cordage, and pigment technology. Al’s most recent article in the subject area of Prehistoric Fire, titled The Role of Fire in the Domestication of Man, was published in the Bulletin of Primitive Technology, Fall edition, 2009.