Anthropology

Harper Dine

Research Interests Maya archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Foodways, Food security and food sovereignty, Political Economies, People-Plant Relations

Biography

Areas of Interest

My dissertation research centers on foodways and agricultural strategies in the northern Maya lowlands during the Classic period (300-900 AD). More specifically, I am using archaeological and paleoethnobotanical methods to understand how changes in the broader political and economic landscapes of the Yaxuna-Coba region affected local household food production and consumption. I received my BA in Anthropology and Spanish from the University of Miami in 2017 and have participated in archaeological fieldwork in Yucat√°n, Chiapas, Puerto Rico, and Florida.