Welcoming Sydney Hunter
Last month, the Department welcomed its newest graduate student, Sydney Hunter!
Sydney earned a BA in Archaeology at Boston University and an MA in Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. She has worked on archaeological projects in the US, the Near East, and Central Asia. Her undergraduate and master’s research used archaeobotanical remains (phytoliths, macrobotanicals, and wood charcoal) to reconstruct past environments and human-environmental interactions. In her doctoral research, she plans to use archaeobotanical methods to investigate early agricultural developments and responses to climate instability in Central Asia. She hopes to apply these findings to address the modern climate crisis in the Aral Sea region.
Join us in giving her a warm welcome to the Department and Ohio State!