• Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Wichita State University

Crystal Dozier earned her PhD in Anthropology at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include the adoption and evolution of socio-political systems in the indigenous societies of pre-modern and early modern America. Crystal earned a BA in Anthropology from The University of Chicago. She was a Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellow during the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 academic years.

Publications & Appearances

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Effects on Pollen

Pollen is the reproductive agent of flowering plants; palynology is utilized by archaeologists because sporopollenin, a major component in the exine of pollen grains, is resistant to decay and morphologically distinctive. Wine, beer, and mead have been identified in the archaeological record by palynological assessment due to indicator species or due to a pollen profile similar to that recovered from honey, a common source of sugar in a variety of fermented beverages.