Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Harper Dine

Anthropology and Archaeology


Harper is an anthropological archaeologist studying Maya archaeology and paleoethnobotany. Her research centers around using archaeological and paleoethnobotanical methods to understand local agricultural strategies in the northern Maya lowlands during the Classic period, and particularly how these strategies relate to food security and social understandings of food. More broadly, she is interested in ancient Maya foodways, political economies, and people-plant relations.