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- Education MA, Boston University, 2023
MA, Brandeis University, 2019
BA, University of Maine, 2013
Areas of Interest
Roman Archaeology; Archaeobotany; Phytolith Analysis; Zooarchaeology; Ancient Food
Research Interests and Fieldwork
I study ancient Greek and Roman culinary practices with a focus on the use of spices. My methodology for studying ancient food is holistic and includes historical research in Latin and ancient Greek primary sources, archaeological excavations and analyses concentrated on zooarchaeology and archaeobotany, and interpretations of ancient artistic representations of food. My previous research has focused on the use of phytoliths in identifying different varieties of pepper in the archaeological record.
Tel Shimron (Roman period)
McDuff, Evan and Joel Christensen. 2019. “Pour Some Pepper on Me: The King of Spices in Greece and Rome.” Eidolon.
“A Peppered Past: Piper nigrum and Piper longum products in the Greek and
Roman World.” Paper presented at Rutgers University Classics Conference “Food and Drink in the Ancient World.” 2019.