Pollen analysis has started in the lab!
Kacey Grauer from Northwestern University is visiting to learn pollen extraction and identification methodologies with Prof. Morrison here at the Penn Paleoecology Lab. Kacey is a doctoral candidate, with a specialism in paleoethnobotany. She uses microbotanical analysis to study human-environment relationships, and has research interests in political ecology, ontologies, materiality, landscape, and archaeology. Kacey has been conducting archaeological research in Belize for 9 years, the last 5 of which have been spent on the Aventura Archaeology Project. Kacey’s research and publications can be found here: http://northwestern.academia.edu/KaceyGrauer