Amanda Tickner, a paleoethnobotanist and historical ecologist, is a Research Associate of the Research Laboratories of Archaeology at UNC-CH. Her research interest is the relationships between plants, people and landscapes. Her PhD project, “Production and Consumption at the Hillfort site of Mont Dardon, Burgundy, France,” looked at macrobotanical remains found at the Iron Age hillfort site to discuss agriculture in the study area. As background for this study she has researched the regional landscape and agrarian practices and has knowledge of the local flora, which allows her to assist in field survey. Also, she assists in building the GIS database and collecting archival materials.