Sonia Zarrillo, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA


Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:00pm



Sonia is the Director of Ancient Agriculture and Paleoethnobotany Laboratory (AAPL), Postdoctoral Fellow at Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA.


She is a postdoctoral fellow who describes herself as an anthropological archaeologist with a specialization in paleoethnobotany, the study of the interaction between people and plants in the past. Her current research projects center on the pre-Columbian history of cacao and the adoption and use of plants in the Andes, from sea level to the highlands and from PaleoIndian to modern times. In addition, she has been named director of the Ancient Agriculture and Paleoethnobotany Laboratory (AAPL) of the Cotsen Institute.