In April 2021, PhD researcher, Rosalie Hermans, was awarded a research grant from the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA). This grant provides the opportunity to study phytoliths (microfossils deriving from plants tissues) using highly advanced microscopes including a Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscope (LSFM). Instead of the traditional 2D visualization of phytoliths using a regular light microscope, the LSFM enables a 3D visualization. This study is also a preparation to her stay in Seattle (US) at the Strömberg lab in 2021-2022, where she will continue to study phytoliths in 3D. This stay is funded by the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF).