Dr. Linda Perry is the founder and Executive Director of The FARM, and the author of this website. She is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in archaeobotany and a former Smithsonian Fellow, Research Collaborator, and Research Associate. She has been working with archaeobotanical samples for more than fifteen years, and has been teaching in the fields of biology, botany, environmental science, archaeology and anthropology for twenty.

Linda’s work incorporates archaeobotanical analyses into ancient contexts to gain insight into the behavior, organization, and development of past societies. To study these subjects she employs many methods including microfossil analyses of both artifacts and sediments, macrobotanical analysis, and wood identification.

Linda founded the FARM with the long-term goal of creating a dedicated space where archaeobotanical researchers can access state-of-the-art equipment, engage in peer consultation, and seek formal training. We will strive to meet the changing needs of the expanding field.