Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
Jennifer Salinas’ research involves human-plant relations, foodways, and the origins of plant cultivation in the New World. Her current dissertation research focuses on a hunter-gatherer community at the site of Ubaté (5, 500 B.P.) on the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Methodologically, her work rests on the integration of different paleoethnobotanical approaches: macrobotanicals, starch grains, and phytoliths.