Sydney Hunter

Ph.D. Student, The Ohio State University NSF Graduate Research Fellow

  • Title Ph.D. Student, The Ohio State University
    NSF Graduate Research Fellow
  • Office CAS STO 335
  • Education BA summa cum laude, Boston University, 2019
    MA, University of Liverpool, 2020

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.

Projects

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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