Discussion Title: Invisible Things Forgotten: A Multi-Proxy Study of Wetland Plant Use at an Ancient Native American Village on the Gulf Coast of Florida
Kendal is an archaeologist specializing in the study of historical and ancient environments. He works in research and compliance settings, integrating methods from sedimentary geology, and paleobiology to understand how past peoples interacted with and influenced ecological processes. He has recently published research from study sites on the Florida Gulf Coast on Native American paleoethnobotany, and on anthropogenic drivers of 20th century marsh-to-mangrove wetland conversion. His ongoing dissertation research is focused on understanding the roles that ancestral Native American societies played in the establishment and transformation of nearshore estuarine ecosystems across the late-Holocene.