Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Harper Dine

Anthropology and Archaeology


Harper Dine's research centers on foodways and agricultural strategies in the northern Maya lowlands during the Classic period (300-900 AD). For her dissertation, she is using archaeological and paleoethnobotanical methods to understand how changes in the broader political and economic landscapes of the Yaxuna-Coba region affected local household food production and consumption. More broadly, she is interested in food security and people-plant relations.