Isabell Villasana

Research Interests: Paleoethnobotany, Zooarchaeology, Non-invasive Archaeology, Collections Archaeology, California Archaeology, Indigenous Archaeology  


My primary objective in graduate school is to conduct archaeological research in California while serving as a responsible collaborator for research institutions and tribes. I plan to utilize a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley to publish and perform field research through academic institutions in a manner which empowers communities and students. By linking that work with the priorities of community partners, I am invested in undertaking archaeological research that can make a difference in contemporary California. I am particularly interested in combined paleoethnobotanical and zooarchaeological methodologies, collections archaeology, and other non-invasive methodologies to examine foodways and stewardship practices.