Ph.D. in Anthropology, Texas A&M University

Certificate in College Teaching, Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University

MA in Anthropology, Texas A&M University                                     

BA in Anthropology with Honors, The University of Chicago

Area of Study / Interests:

Archaeology of food, Feasting, Experimental Archaeology, Pre-Columbian Fermentation Technology, Gendered Archaeology, Mircro-botanical Analyses, Economic Anthropology, Reflective Teaching Methods in Anthropology


Dr. Crystal Dozier is an anthropological archaeologist with over a decade of experience. Dr. Dozier received her PhD and MA from Texas A&M University and her BA from the University of Chicago. Her work contends with political economy and social identity in the past, especially as embodied through foodways and cooking technologies. Dr. Dozier’s research explores nutrition, fermentation technology, feasting, and ancient diets using macro and micro-botanical techniques. Her work has garnered wide attention, as featured by  Smithsonian MagazineNational Geographic, Archaeology Magazine, and more. She directs the Archaeology of Food Laboratory, which provides resources for students to develop their own research projects. Dr. Dozier is committed to reflective teaching practices and was elected a member of the Curriculum Committee for the Society for American Archaeology. Dr. Dozier also serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Department of Anthropology and City Archaeologist for the city of Wichita.

Select Publications:

Sonderman, Elanor M., Crystal A. Dozier, and Morgan F. Smith

2019 Analysis of a coprolite from Conejo Shelter, Texas: Potential ritualistic Viperous snake consumption. Journal of Archaeological Science 25: 85-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.03.032


Dozier, Crystal A.

2018 Evidence for Feasting in the Southern Plains: Maintenance and Reinforcement of the Toyah Social Field, 1250-1650 AD. Plains Anthropologist. DOI: 10.1080/00320447.2018.1502963


Dozier, Crystal A.

2017 Teaching Anthropological Concepts of Race in Higher Education: Insights and Challenges at a Predominately White Institution. Teaching Anthropology 7(1): 15-33. DOI: 10.22582/ta.v7i1.458


Dozier, Crystal A.

2017 The Origins of Entrepreneurship and the Market Process: An Archaeological Assessment of Competitive Feasting, Trade, and Social Cooperation. In Interdisciplinary Studies of the Market Order: New Applications of Market Process Theory, P. Boettke, V. Storr, and C. Coyne, eds. Pp 113-137. London: Rowman and Littlefield International Ltd.


Dozier, Crystal A.

2016 Airborne starch dispersal from stone grinding: Experimental results and implications. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 8: 112-115. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.05.057


Dozier, Crystal A.

2016 Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Effects on Pollen: Archaeological Implications. Ethnobiology Letters 7(1): 32-37. DOI: 10.14237/ebl.7.1.2016.573