Zachary Francis-Hapner

  • PhD Student


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Research Interests

  • Paleoethnobotany
  • Midwest Archaeology
  • Eastern European Archaeology
  • Native American Studies

Biographical Info

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I received my Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University in the summer of 2015 and promptly left my hometown to excavate in Western Ukraine. I have returned many times since then to help excavate human remains, pottery, ceramic figurines and lithics. My time with the archaeology and the people of Ukraine inspired me to pursue graduate school at MSU where I am now studying paleoethnobotany. My interests also branches out to North American archaeology, in part due to my Ojibwe heritage. I am especially interested in researching the past of the Anishinaabe people.

Current Research Projects

Extraction of plant microfossils from human dental calculus.