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Dr. Virginia Popper

Dr. Virginia Popper joined the Fiske Center as a Research Associate in 2007 after 15 years as Director of the Paleoethnobotany Laboratory at the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1995.  Virginia specializes in paleoethnobotany, studying the interactions of people with the plant world through the analysis of archaeological plant remains. Her research includes investigations of agricultural intensification, looking at the development of chinampa agriculture in the Basin of Mexico. She also examines ethnic and social differences in plant use at a number of historic sites in California, including San Bernardino’s Chinatown, the Mission Vieja de la Purisima, and the Presidio of San Francisco. She has analyzed plant remains from sites in Alaska, the Southwest US, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Chile. She analyzes macrobotanical remains under contract. To obtain a fee schedule, please contact her.

She is the co-editor of the Journal of Ethnobiology, with Dr. Heather Trigg, also of the Fiske Center.  She is also a Visiting Scientist at the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Email: .........Virginia.Popper@umb.edu
Phone: ........617.287.6866
Address: ......Fiske Center for Archaeological Research
...................Department of Anthropology
...................100 Morrissey Boulevard
...................University of Massachusetts Boston
...................Boston, MA 02125

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