Elizabeth Dresser-Kluchman

Research Interests: Paleoethnobotany, North American Southwest, Historical Ecology, Landscapes, Archaeology of Food


My research considers human engagements with forested landscapes and their plants in the North American Southwest, considering plant fuel, construction, and fuel practices across the landscape and focusing on paleoethnobotanical analysis of remains from the Gallina region in Northern New Mexico. I am especially interested in the role of trees and food plants in human social worlds, and in archaeological contributions to issues of food sovereignty and food system sustainability.

Published Work:

Berkeley Academia