Sydney Hunter

Fulbright Scholar and MA Student, University of Liverpool

  • Title Fulbright Scholar and MA Student, University of Liverpool
  • Office CAS STO 335
  • Education BA, Boston University, 2019

Areas of Interest

Paleoethnobotany; Environmental Archaeology; Phytolith Analysis; Historical Archaeology

Research Interests & Fieldwork

I am interested in studying people’s influence and response to environmental pressure in the recent past. I am currently researching plant utilization of the enslaved people working and living at James Madison’s Montpelier, to examine differences in availability and utilization of botanical material within the enslaved community. I am conducting this research through phytolith analysis to contribute to previous studies of this site.


James Madison’s Montpelier Excavations

Khorezm Ancient Agriculture Project (KAAP)

Conference Presentations

“A microbotanical study of landscape use by enslaved communities at James Madison’s Montpelier” (with Kali R. Wade and John M. Marston) Poster presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2018.

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