Settlement of the Americas
Traditional Forest Livelihoods
Mapping Ancient Earthworks
Plants domestication and agricultural dispersals
Amazonian Dark Earths
Human-made tropical soils
Je Landscapes of Southern Brazil and Argentina
Explore my blog for insightful articles, personal reflections and ideas that inspire action on the topics I care about.
The Painted Forest Book
With an initiative funded by UKRI Translational Funds -Open Innovation Platform we have written and donated 250 books for the Vereda de Cerro Azul community in Guaviare.
Catch up with the Painted Forest talks
All of our rock art symposium presentations are now available on the ICANH website.
Urbanism in Amazonia
Glad to see the cover of Nature illustrated with our lidar work revealing low density urbanism in the Llanos de Moxos.
It was voted some the of best stories of the year by Nature Briefing.
World Neolithic Congress
Sept 18-22, 2023
88th Annual Meeting – Society for American Archaeology
March 29–April 2, 2023
V Encuentro Internacional de Arqueologia Amazonica
Nov 8-12, 2022
I am an Archaeologist and Archaeobotanist with a strong track record of research on human environmental interactions, the development of agricultural economies, and the emergence of complex societies in lowland South and Central America.
I currently direct the University of Exeter Archaeobotany and Paleoecology Laboratory and I’m member of the Centre for the Archaeology of the Americas and the HUMANE research group.
My research has extensive visibility in international media including BBC, National Geographic, New Scientist, Scientific American to mention a few.