Venicia Slotten

Research Interests: Archaeology, Paleoethnobotany, Latin America, Mesoamerica, Households, Historical Ecology, Maya


I am a paleoethnobotanist working in Latin America. I specialize in the identification and interpretation of macrobotanical and anthracological archaeological plant remains and have conducted research on archaeological excavations in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador. My research interests include household archaeology, historical ecology, and agroecology.

Venicia earned her MA in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and a BA in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from Miami University. Venicia has conducted research on archaeological sites in El Salvador, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, and Ecuador.