I am a M.A. student interested in archaeology, with a particular interest in paleoethnobotany. I am specifically intrigued in learning about food ways of native peoples in the past, and how those food ways may relate to social structure. It is my hope that some of these food ways discovered in the past can be applicable today, as certain crops used by native peoples in the southeast may be able to provide food for us today. With agriculture relying so heavily on only a few dozen species of crops it is important that all avenues for potential nutrition are explored.