Archaeobotany is the study of plant remains from archaeological sites to better understand the environmental context of past societies and how the environment was exploited and modified.

Dr. Melissa S. Rosenzweig is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Classics at Miami University of Ohio. She is an archaeologist specializing in environmental archaeology of the ancient Near East.  Her research incorporates regional specialization in northern Mesopotamia and the Levant, archaeological expertise in archaeobotany, and theoretical specialization in human-environment interactions.  Her field sites include Turkey and Israel.

Melissa Rosenzweig explains the Flotation Machine