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
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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.
All of our rock art symposium presentations are now available on the ICANH website.
Nov 8-12, 2022
March 29–April 2, 2023
Sept 18-22, 2023
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.