Delighted to have Dr Amanda Logan from Northwestern University visit the lab. Dr Logan was the speaker at the Penn Anthropology ‘Food’ Colloqium today, with an incredible talk entitled “The Scarcity Slot: Excavating Histories of African Food Security”. Dr Logan is an archaeobotanist focusing on how we can connect the past to the present, and thinks about how we can reframe the kinds of questions we ask and empirically bridge the modern/premodern divide. Her current research is building an archaeology of food security that traces how, where, and when chronic hunger emerged across the African continent.

You can find out more about Dr Logan’s work and forthcoming book at https://www.anthropology.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/logan.html