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CAREER HISTORY

Present Professor of Archaeology. Department of Archaeology, College of Humanities, University of Exeter. England.

2012-2014 Associate Professor. Department of Archaelogy, College of Humanities, University of Exeter. England.

2009-2012 Senior Lecturer. Department of Archaelogy, College of Humanities, University of Exeter. England.

2005-2009 Lecturer. Department of Archaeology, College of Humanities, University of Exeter. England.

 2003-2005   Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Project:  Environmental and Agricultural History in the Central Balsas Watershed. Dr. Dolores Piperno, Principal Investigator.

1996-2003  Ph.D. Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky. Dr. Tom Dillehay, Advisor. Thesis Title: Mid-Holocene Emergent Complexity and Landscape Transformation: The Social Construction of Early Formative Communities in Uruguay, La Plata Basin. [Dowload]

1995 Licenciatura (BA) in Anthropological Sciences, with a focus on Archaeology.  Universidad de la Républica, Uruguay.  Dr. José López, Advisor.  Monograph Title: Size, Shape, and Rejuvenation of Projectile Points of Uruguay.

PUBLICATIONS

1. Peer-reviewed international journal papers

In press   Zangerlé, A., Renard, D., Iriarte, J., Suarez Jimenez, L. E., Adame Montoya, K. L., McKey, D. The Surales, Self-organized Earth-mound Landscapes Made by Earthworms in a Seasonal Tropical Wetland. PLOS ONE.

 In press   Souza de, J. G., Robinson, M., Corteletti, R., Cardenas, M. L., Wolf, S., Iriarte, J., Mayle, F. and DeBlasis, P. Understanding the occupation dynamics of oversized pit houses in the southern Brazilian highlands: Bayesian modelling and high-resolution chronology of the Baggio I site, PLOS ONE.

 In press   Carson, J., Mayle, F. E., Whitney, B., Iriarte, J. and Soto, D. Pre-Columbian ring ditch construction and land use on a “chocolate forest island” in the Bolivian Amazon. Journal of Quaternary Science.

 In press   Iriarte, J., DeBlasis, Souza, J. and Corteletti, R. Emergent social complexity, changing landscapes and spheres of interaction in the Rio de la Plata Basin during the Mid and Late Holocene. Journal of Archaeological Research.

  In press   Ball, T., Chandler-Ezell, K., Duncan, N., Dickau, R., Hart, T. C., Iriarte, J., Lentfer, C., Lu, H., Madella, M., Pearsall, D. M., Piperno, D., Rosen, A. M., Vrydaghs, L., Weisskopf, A., Zhang, J. Phytoliths As a Tool for Investigations of Agricultural Origins and Dispersals Around the World. Journal of Archaoelogical Science.

2016   De Souza, J., Corteletti, R., Robinson, M. and Iriarte, J. 2016. The genesis of monuments: Resisting outsiders in the contested landscapes of southern Brazil. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 41, 196-212.

2016 Watling, J., Iriarte, J., Whitney, B., Consuelo, E., Mayle, F., Schaan, D., Castro, W., Feldpaush, T. Differentiation of neotropical ecosystems by modern soil phytolith assemblages and its implications for palaeoenvironmental and archaeological reconstructions II: southwestern Amazonian forests. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 226: 30-43.

2015 Maezumi, S. Y., Power, M. J., Mayle, F. E., McLauchlan, K., Iriarte, J. The effects of past climate variability on fire and vegetation in the cerrado savanna ecosystem of the Huanchaca Mesetta, Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, NE Bolivia. Climate of the Past, 11: 835-853

2015 Carson, J. F., Watling, J., Mayle, F.E., Whitney, B. S., Iriarte, J., Prümers, H. and Soto, D. Pre-Columbian land use in the ring-ditch region of the Bolivian Amazon. The Holocene 25: 1285-1300.

2015 Corteletti, R., Dickau, R., DeBlasis, P. and Iriarte, J. Revisiting the economy and mobility of southern proto-Je (Taquara-Itarare) groups in the southern Brazilian highlands: starch grains and phytolith analysis from the Bonin site, Urubici, Brazil. Journal of Archaeological Science 58:46-61.

2014 Mayle, F. E. and Iriarte, J. Integrated palaeoecology and archaeology: a powerful approach for understanding Pre-Columbian Amazonia.Journal of Archaeological Sciences 51:54-64.  

2014 Whitney, B., Dickau, R., Mayle, F. E., Soto, D. and Iriarte, J. Pre-Columbian raised-field agriculture and land use in the Bolivian Amazon.The Holocene 24: 231-241.

2013 Whitney, B., Dickau, R., Mayle, F. E., Soto, D. and Iriarte, J. Landscape impact and agriculture in the Monumental Mound Region of the Llanos de Moxos, lowland Bolivia. Quaternary Research 80:207-217. 

2013 Watling, Jennifer and Iriarte, José. Phytoliths from the coastal savannas of French Guiana. Quaternary International 287:217

 2013  Iriarte, Jose., Moehlecke Copé, Silvia., Fradley, Michael., Lockhart, Jami., Gillam, Christopher. J. Sacred landscapes of the southern Brazilian highlands: Understanding southern proto-Jê mound and enclosure complexes.Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32: 74-96.

2012 Whitney Brownen, Rushton, Elizabeth A. C., Carson, John F., Iriarte, José  and Mayle, Francis. An improved methodology for the recovery of Zea mays and other large crop pollen, with implications for environmental archaeology in the Neotropics. The Holocene 22:1087-1096.

2012 Renard, Delphine, Birk, Jago, Glaser, Bruno, Iriarte, José, Grisard, Gilles, Karl, Johannes, McKey, Doyle. Origin of mound-field landscapes: a multi-proxy approach combining contemporary vegetation, carbon stable isotopes and phytoliths. Plant and Soil 351:1-17.

2012 Renard, Delphine, Iriarte, José, Glaser, Bruno, Birk, Jago, Rostain, Stephen, McKey, Doyle. Ecological engineers ahead of their time: The functioning of pre-Columbian raised-field agriculture and its potential contributions to sustainability today. Ecological Engineering 45: 30-44.

2012 Iriarte, José and Ruth Dickau. ¿Las culturas del maíz? Arqueobotánica de las sociedades hidráulicas de las tierras bajas Sudamericanas. Amazônica 4: 30-58.

2012 Iriarte, José, Power, Mitchell, Hugh, John, Whitney, Brownen, Francis Mayle, Rostain, Stephen, McKey, Doyle. Fire-free land use in pre-1492 Amazonian savannas.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 6473-6478.

2012  Dillehay Thomas D. et al. incl. Iriarte, José. Chronology, mound-building and environment at Huaca Prieta, coastal Peru, from 13 700 to 4000 years ago. Antiquity 86:48-70.

2012 Grobman, Alexander, Bonavia, Duccio, Dillehay, Thomas, Piperno, Dolores, Iriarte, José and Holst, Irene. Preceramic maize from Paredones and Huaca Prita, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 1755-1759.

2012 Dickau, Ruth, Bruno, Maria, Iriarte, José, Prümers, Heiko, Jaime, Carla, Mayle Francis.  Archaeobotanical Remains from Habitation Sites in the Llanos de Mojos, El Beni, Bolivia. Journal of Archaeological Sciences 39: 357-370.

2011 Gessert, Sarah, Iriarte, José, Ríos, Roman, Behling, Hermann.  Late Holocene vegetation and environmental dynamics of the Araucaria forest in Misiones Province, NE Argentina. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 116: 29-37.

2010 Iriarte, José, Glaser, Bruno, Watling, Jennifer, Wainwright, Adam, Birks, Jago, Renard, Delphine, Rostain, Stephen, McKey, Doyle.  Late Holocene Neotropical agricultural landscapes:  Phytolith and stable carbon isotope analysis of raised fields from French Guianan coastal savannahs. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 2984-2994.

2010 Iriarte, José, Marozzi, Oscar, Gillam, Christopher. Monumentos funerarios y festejos rituales: Complejos de recintos y montículos Taquara/Itararé en ElDorado, Misiones (Argentina). Arqueología Iberoamericana 6: 25-38.

2010 McKey, Doyle, Rostain, Stephen, Iriarte, José, Glaser, Bruno, Birks, Jago and Renard, Delphine. Pre-Columbian agricultural landscapes, ecosystem engineers and self-organized patchiness in Amazonia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107: 7823-7828.

2009 Iriarte, José. Narrowing the gap: Exploring the diversity of early food producing economies in the Americas. Current Anthropology 50: 677-680.

2009 Piperno, Dolores, Ranere, Antony, Holst, Irene, Iriarte, José and Dickau, Ruth. Starch Grain and Phytolith Evidence for Early Ninth Millennium B.P. Maize from the Central Balsas River Valley, Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:5019-5024.

2009 Ranere, Antony, Piperno, Dolores, Holst, Irene, Dickau, Ruth and Iriarte, José. Preceramic Human Occupation of the Central Balsas River Valley, Mexico; Cultural Context of Early Domesticated Maize and Squash. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 106:5014-5018.

2009 Iriarte, José and Eduardo Alonso. Phytoliths analysis of selected native plants and modern soils from southeastern Uruguay and its implications for paleoenvironmental and archaeological reconstruction. Quaternary International 193: 99:123.

2008 Iriarte, José, Gillam, Christopher, and Marozzi, Oscar. Monumental burial and memorial feasting: An example from the southern Brazilian highlands. Antiquity 82: 947-961.

2008 Iriarte, José, Holst, Irene, Marozzi, Oscar, Listopad, Claudia, Alonso, Eduardo, Rinderknecth, Andres and Montaña, Juan. Comentario sobre Montículos de la Cuenca de la Laguna Merin: Tiempo, Espacio, y Sociedad. Latin American Antiquity 19: 317-324.

2007 Iriarte, José and Behling, Hermann.  The expansion of Araucaria forest in the southern Brazilian highlands during the Late Holocene and its implications for the development of Taquara/Itararé Tradition. Environmental Archaeology 12: 115-127.

2007 Piperno, Dolores, Moreno, Enrique, Iriarte, José, Holst, Irene, Lachinet, Matt,  Jones,  G. Jones, Ranere, Anthony, and Castanzo, Raul. Late Pleistocene and Holocene environmental history of the Iguala Valley, Central Balsas Watershed of Mexico. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104:  11874-11881.

2007 Iriarte, José.  La construcción social y transformación de las comunidades del Formativo Temprano del sureste de Uruguay. Boletín de Arqueología PUCP 11: 143-166. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Lima, Perú.

2006 Iriarte, José. Landscape transformation, mounded villages, and adopted cultigens: the rise of early Formative communities in southeastern Uruguay. World Archaeology 38: 644-663.

2006 Iriarte, José. Vegetation and climatic change since 14,810 14C yr B. P. in southeastern Uruguay and its implications for the rise of early Formative societies. Quarternary Research  65:20-32.

2004 Iriarte, José, Irene Holst, Oscar Marozzi, Claudia Listopad, Eduardo Alonso, Andres Rinderknecht, and Juan Montaña. Evidence for cultivar adoption and emerging complexity during the Mid-Holocene in the La Plata Basin, Uruguay.  Nature 432: 614-17

2003 Iriarte, José. Assessing the feasibility of identifying maize through the analysis of cross-shape size and three-dimensional morphology in the grasslands of Southeastern South America. Journal of Archaeological Science 30 (2003): 1085-1094.

2. Books

2007 Tim Denham, Iriarte, José and Luc Vrydaghs (editor and contributor). Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives.  Left Coast Press. California.

3. Book Chapters

In press. Iriarte, José, Power, Mitchell, Hugh, John, Whitney, Brownen, Francis Mayle, Rostain, Stephen, McKey, Doyle. El uso de la tierra "sin fuego" en la Amazonia pre-Colombina. In: Bárbara Arroyo and Dan Sandweiss, eds, Editores Memorias de la I Conferencia Intercontinental de la Sociedad Americana de Arqueología. SAA Press.

In press. Dickau, Ruth, Bruno, Maria, Iriarte, José, Betancourt, Carla and Mayle, Francis. La diversidad de plantas de importancia económica en las "lomas" de los Llanos de Mojos, Bolivia. In: Bárbara Arroyo and Dan Sandweiss, eds, Editores Memorias de la I Conferencia Intercontinental de la Sociedad Americana de Arqueología. SAA Press.

2013. Iriarte, José. Down under in the marshes: Investigating settlement patterns of the Early Formative mound-building cultures of south-eastern Uruguay through historic aerial photography. In: Archaeology from Historical Aerial and Satellite Archives, William Hanson and Iona Oltean, (Eds),  pp. 243-259. Springer.  

2011. Dahl, Östen, Gillam, Christopher J., Anderson, David. G., Iriarte, José and  Copé, Silvia. Linguistic Diversity Zones and Cartographic Modeling: GIS as a Method for Understanding the Prehistory of Lowland South America.  In: Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities from Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnohistory,  Alf Hornborg and Jonathan D. Hill, (Eds), pp. 211-224. University of Colorado Press, Boulder Colorado.

2007 Iriarte, José. New perspectives on early plant domestication and the development of agriculture in the New World.  In: Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives, edited by Tim Denham, José Iriarte, and Luc Vyrdaghs, pp. 165-186.  Left Coast Press. California.

2007 Iriarte, José. Emerging food-production systems in the La Plata Basin: Los Ajos Site. In: Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives, edited by Tim Denham, José Iriarte, and Luc Vyrdaghs, pp. 254-270. Left Coast Press. California.

2001 Iriarte, José, Irene Holst, José Ma. López, Leonel Cabrera. Subtropical wetland adaptations in Uruguay during the mid-Holocene: An archaeobotanical perspective. In: Enduring Records.The Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Wetlands, edited by Barbara Purdy, pp. 61-70. Oxbow Books, England.

2001 Iriarte, José.  Arqueología de las culturas cerámicas del Río Uruguay Medio: retrospectiva y futuras direcciones. In: Arqueologia Hacia el Fin del Milenio, Actas IX Congreso Nacional de Arqueología, Colonia del Sacramento. Tomo I, pp. 355-363.

2001 Farías, Mariela, Jorge Femenías, José Iriarte and Andrés Florines. Aproximación arqueológca del área deltaica del Río Negro.  In: Arqueología hacia el Fin del Milenio, Actas IX Congreso Nacional de Arqueología, Colonia del Sacramento. Tomo I, pp. 68-85.

2000 Iriarte, José. Organización de la tecnología lítica en la Costa Atlántica de los Humedales de Rocha.  In: Arqueología de las Tierras Bajas de Sudamérica, edited by A. Durán and R. Bracco, pp. 142-160.  Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2000 Iriarte, José and Jorge Femenías. Puntas de proyectil del río Negro Medio: primer paso en la construcción de una cronología cultural. In: Arqueología de las Tierras Bajas de Sudamérica, edited by A. Durán and R. Bracco, pp. 45-67.  Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Montevideo, Uruguay.

2000 López, José and José Iriarte.  Relaciones entre el Litoral Atlántico y las Tierras Bajas.  In: Arqueología de las Tierras Bajas de Sudamérica, edited by A. Durán and R. Bracco, pp. 89-101.  Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Montevideo, Uruguay.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2015-2016 The origins of plant domestication in the Upper Madeira River basin in lowland South America. NERC (RCUK-CONFAP Research Partnerships). With co-PI Charles Clemente (INPA, Brazil) and co-investigators Murray Grant (University of Exeter), Dunia Urrego (University of Exeter), Francis Mayle (University of Reading), Picanco Rodrigues (Universidade Federal do Amazonas), Michael Hopkins (INPA), Elizabeth Vasey (USP) and Maria Zucchi (Agencia Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegocios).

2014-2018 PAST - Pre-Columbian Amazon Transformation. ERC Consolidator Grant.

2014-2017 Je Landscapes of southern Brazil: Ecology, History and Power in a Transitional Landscape during the Late Holocene. AHRC (UK) - FAPESP (Sao Paulo, Brazil). With  Francis Mayle (University of Reading) and Paulo DeBlasis (University of Sao Paulo).

2011 Environmental impact of the Pre-Columbian 'geoglyph builders' in western Amazonia. National Geographic Society. The Global Exploration Fund - Northern Europe. With Francis Mayle (Department of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh), Mitchell Power (Department of Geography, University of Utah), Denise Schann (Universidade Federal do Para, Brazil).

2011 Investigating Pre-Columbian Landscape Transformation by the Late Holocene Megalithic Cultures of NE Amazonia. British Academy. Small Grants. J. Iriarte PI, with co-PIs: Francis Mayle (Department of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh), Mitchell Power (Department of Geography, University of Utah), Joao Saldanha and Mariana Petry Cabral (IEPA - Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of Amapa State, Brazil).

2010-2011 Sacred places and funerary rites: the longue durée of southern Jê monumental landscapes. International Collaborative Research Grant. Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. J. Iriarte and S. Copé, PIs with co-PIs Jami Lockhard (University of Arkansas), Michael Fradley (University of Exeter) and Christopher Gillam (University of South Carolina).

2010-2013 Pre-Columbian land use and impact in the Bolivian Amazon. Leverhulme Trust.  Co-PI with Francis Mayle (Department of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh), Heiko Prümers (German Institute of Archaeology) and Ian Woodhouse (Department of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh).

2010-2011 Sustainable raised-field agroecosystems for food security in the Bolivian Amazon. Project Development Grant Scheme (Interdisciplinary Networks), University of Exeter, Research and Knowledge Exchange Transfer.  With Rolf Aalto, Andrew Nicholas, Luiz Aragão, Tim Quine and Ian Hartley (Department of Geography, University of Exeter), Michael Winter and Robert Fish (Department of Politics, University of Exeter).

2009-2010 Investigating the Socio-Political Organization of Early Formative Taquara/Itararé Societies: Regional Survey and Excavations in the Piray Mini Basin, Interior Atlantic Forest, Argentina. National Geographic Society. Committee for Research and Exploration. 

2008-2010 Ecology and archaeology of the coastal savannas of French Guiana: landscapes co-constructed by man and nature? CNRS-France (Programme Amazonie- Phase II). Co-PI with Doyle McKey (Université Montpellier II, France), Stéphen Rostain (Archéologie des Amériques, UMR 8096 CNRS, France), and Bruno Glaser (Institute of Soil Science and Soil Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany).

2007-2008 Pre-Hispanic raised-fields: their history, soils, and their impact on the French Guiana savannas. CNRS-France (Programme Amazonie Phase I). Co-PI with Doyle McKey (Université Montpellier II, France), Stéphen Rostain (Archéologie des Amériques, UMR 8096 CNRS, France), and Bruno Glaser (Institute of Soil Science and Soil Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany).

2007 Architectural Evolution of Taquara/Itararé Earthworks: Geophysical Survey and Excavations at the ElDorado Enclosure Complex, Misiones, Argentina. Exploration Fund, Department of Archaelogy, University of Exeter.

2006 Rivers of Encounters: The cultural and environmental history of the Paraná Basin. National Geographic Society. Committee for Research and Exploration.

2003-2005 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute-Mellon Foundation Fellowship Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

2003 Dissertation Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award.  The Graduate School, University of Kentucky.

2002 Margaret Lantis Award for Excellence in Original Research by a Graduate Student by the Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky.

2001 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - Mellon Foundation Fellowship.  Preliminary Environmental and Agricultural History in the Central Balsas Watershed.  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute - Mellon Foundation, Dr. Dolores Piperno, Principal Investigator.

2000 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award (0001933): Community Organization and the Emergence of Cultural Complexity in the Early Formative Cultures of Southeastern Uruguay.  Dr. Tom Dillehay, Principal Investigator.

2000 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Pre-doctoral Grant (6614): Human Environment Interactions and the Emergence of Cultural Complexity during the Mid-Holocene in Southeastern Uruguay.  Dr. Tom Dillehay, Principal Investigator.

2000 University of Kentucky, Graduate School, Dissertation Year Award: Human-Environment Interactions and the Emergence of Cultural Complexity ddring the Mid-Holocene in Southeastern Uruguay.  Dr. Tom Dillehay, Principal Investigator. US$ 10,000.

1996 Fulbright-IIE Grant for graduate education in Archaeology in the U.S.A. 

INVITED LECTURES AND SEMINARS

2014 Investigating Pre-Columbian Amazonian Dark Earths Agro-Ecosystems of the Lower Amazon in Santarem: An Archaeobotanical Perspective. IX Sesquiannual Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (SALSA), School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

2014 Historical Ecology in the New World tropics: an interdisciplinary perspective, British Academy Early Career Regional Networking Event, Institute of the Americas, UCL, London.

2014 Origins of agricultura in South America. Rethinking the Andes-Amazonia ‘Divide’ Symposium, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig.

2013 El uso precolombino de la tierra 'sin fuego' y las consequencias del Encuentro Colombino. XXXV Coloquio de Antropologia e Historia Regionales "El Pasado Tecnologico: Cambio y Persistencia", El Colegio de Michoacan, Zamora, Mexico, 23-26 October. 

2013 Fire fire land use in pre-Columbian Amazonia: lessons from modern sustainability. III Workshop of the Terra Preta Program. Leticia, Colombia. May 27-30.

2012 Integrating archaeology and paleoecology: A powerful approach to investigate past human impact in Amazonia. International Symposium on ?Thirty Five Years of Geoglyph Archaeology?. Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. June 26.

2012 Archaeobotanical perspectives for the investigation of past human impact in the Neotropics: a case study from French Guiana. Hutton Club, Institute of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. February 10.

2011 Phytotiths as proxy indicators for natural and human-induced environmental changes. Department of Palynology and Climatic Dynamics, University of Göttingen, Germany. February 3. 

2010 International Symposium on Arqueologia da Amazonia Occidental : Perspectivas Interdisciplinares. Paper title: ?Usos Pré-Colombianos da terra e seu impacto na Amazônica Boliviana? with F. Mayle. Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. July 22.

2009 Monumentos funerarios y festejos rituales: Complejos de recintos y montículos del planalto sur-brasilero y Argentina. Sociedad de Ciencias Arazandi. San Sebastián. Spain. May 22. 

2008 Paisajes Culturales del Formativo Temprano de las Tierras Bajas de Sudamérica. MA in Anthropology. Department of Archaeology, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. August 20 ? Sept. 1.

2008 London South American Archaeology Seminar. Paper title: Architectural Evolution of Taquara/Itarare Earthworks: Excavations at the ElDorado Mound and Enclosure Complex, Misiones, Argentina. Institute of Archaeology, University College London. May 10.

2007 Landscape transformation, mounded villages, and adopted cultigens: the rise of Early Formative communities in southeastern-Uruguay. Department of Anthropology, University of West Florida, Pensacola, USA. April 22.

2007 Arqueologia y Medio Ambiente. Departamento de Antropologia. Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Posadas, Argentina. April 10.

2005 The World of Phytoliths. Jason IV. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Punta Culebra Marine Exhibition Center. Panama. Guest speaker.

2004 Phytolith and Starch Grains analysis: Archaeological and Paleoecological Applications. Museo Nacional de Antropología. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Guest speaker.

2004 Phytolith and Starch Grains Analysis: Origin, Development and Spread of Agriculture in South America.  Department of Anthropology, Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT MEETINGS (SINCE 2002)

2013. III Encuentro Internacional de Arqueologia Amazonica. Paper title: 'The role of maize in the hydraulic societies of lowland South America: A new synthesis' with Francis Mayle, Ruth Dickau, Bronwen Whitney and John Carson. Quito, Ecuador. September 8-14.

2013. III Encuentro Internacional de Arqueologia Amazonica. Paper title: 'Two windows to raised-field agriculture in pre-Columbian South America: Natural mound-field landscapes in seasonally flooded savannas, and living systems of raised-field agriculture in Africa', Doyle McKey, Melisse Durecu, Axelle Solibieda, Christine Raimond, Kisay Lorena Adame Montoya, Jose Iriarte, Delphine Renard, Luz Elena Suarez Jimenez and Anne Zangerle.  Quito, Ecuador. September 8-14.  

2013. III Encuentro Internacional de Arqueologia Amazonica. Paper title: 'Deconstructing the Geoglyph landscape: a true test of pre-Columbian landscape transformation in Acre state', Jennifer Watling, Jose Iriarte, Denise Schaan, Francis Mayle and Alceu Ranzi. Quito, Ecuador. September 8-14. 

2013. III Encuentro Internacional de Arqueologia Amazonica. Paper title: 'Environmental context of the pre-Columbian ring-ditch culture in NE Bolivia', John Carson, Francis Mayle,  Jennifer Watling,  Bronwen Whitney, Jose Iriarte, Daniel Soto, Ruth Dickau and Heiko Prumers. Quito, Ecuador. September 8-14.  

2013. XVII Congreso da Sociedade de Arqueologia Brasilera. Paper title: 'Los paisajes sagrados del planalto sur-brasilero: los complejos de recintos y monticulos de los grupos proto-Je meridionales. Aracaju, Brazil. August 25-30.

2012. 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Paper title: 'Archaeobotanical Remains from Habitation Sites in the Llanos de Mojos, El Beni, Bolivia' Dickau, Ruth, Bruno, Maria, Iriarte, José, Prümers, Heiko, Jaime, Carla, Mayle Francis. Memphis. April 18-22.

2012. 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Poster title: ?Differentiation of Neotropical ecosystems by modern soil phytolith assemblages and implications for palaeoenvironmental and archaeological reconstruction? with Ruth Dickau, Brownen Whitney and Francis Mayle. Memphis. April 18-22.

2012. Society for American Archaeology Intercontinental Meeting. Paper title ?Una aproximación multidisciplinaria a la investigación de los paisajes agrícolas de las sabanas neotropicales estacionalmente inundadas?. With Mitchell J. Power, Stephen Rostain, Francis E. Mayle, Huw Jones, Brownen S. Whitney, Jennifer Watling and Doyle McKey. Panamá, Panamá. January 13-17.

2012. Society for American Archaeology Intercontinental Meeting. Poster title: ?Restos arqueobotánicos de sitios de habitación en los Llanos de Mojos, Beni (Amazonia Boliviana) durante el Holoceno Tardío?. With Ruth Dickau, Maria C. Bruno, Heiko Prümers, Carla Jaimes Betancourt, Irene Holst and Francis E. Mayle. Panamá, Panamá. January 13-17

2011. SAB XI (Society for Brazilian Archaeology Meeting). Paper title ?El desarrollo de los paisajes Je meridionales?. With Silvia Cope, Michael Fradley, Jami Lockhart, Jonas de Souza. September 8-12.

2010 II Encontro Internacional de Arqueologia Amazonica. Paper title: ?Late Holocene Neotropical agricultural landscapes:  Phytolith and stable carbon isotope analysis of raised fields from French Guianan coastal savannahs?. With  Bruno Glaser, Jennifer Watling, Adam Wainwright, Jago Jonathan Birk, Delphine Renard, Stéphen Rostain and Doyle McKey.  Manaus, Brazil. September 13-17.

2010 L´ingénierie écologique questionne l?écologie fondamentale. Paper title : ?Ingénieurs humains et naturels d?écosystèmes maintiennent la concentration des ressources et des services écosystémiques dans les champs surélevés précolombiens des savanes côtières de Guyane ?. With Delphine Renard, Jago Jonathan Birk, Bruno Glaser, José Iriarte, Stephen Rostain, Doyle McKey. Montpellier, France. September 2-4. 

2010 International Judge SAA 7.5 Film Fest. 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. St. Louis, April 14-18.

2009 XV Congresso da SAB (Society for Brazilian Archaeology). Symposium: Mas allá de los Andes: Monumentalidad y Espacios Públicos en las Tierras Bajas Sudamericanas.  Paper title ?Monumentos funerarios y festejos rituales: Complejos de recintos y montículos del planalto sur-brasilero y Argentina? with Christopher Gillam and Oscar Marozzi. Belem, Brazil, September 20-23.

2009 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Paper title ?Monumental burials and memorial feasting: Mound and enclosures complexes of the southern Brazilian highlands? with Christopher Gillam and Oscar Marozzi . Georgia, Atlanta, April 22-26.

2009 Archeometrie 2009. Paper title: Agricultural productivity of pre-Hispanic raised-fields: An example from French Guiana?. Montpellier, France. April 6-10.

2008 Sixth World Archaeological Conference. Paper title: Ecology and archaeology of the coastal savannas of French Guiana: Landscapes co-constructed by man and nature?. With Doyle McKey, Stephen Rostain, and Bruno Glaser. In: Landscapes of Legacy: Archaeological Approaches to Domestication in the Landscape. Dublin, Ireland. June 29-July 4.

2008 CNRS, Programme Amazonie Meeting. Paper title: Ecology and archaeology of the coastal savannas of French Guiana: Landscapes co-constructed by man and nature?. With Doyle McKey, Stephen Rostain, and Bruno Glaser. Cayenne, French Guiana. March 8-12.

2007 XIV Congresso da SAB (Society for Brazilian Archaeology). Paper title: La expansión del bosque de Araucaria en el planalto sur-brasileño durante los últimos 4000 años y sus implicaciones para el desarrollo de la Tradicion Taquara/Itararé?. With Hermann Behling.  Florianopolis, Brazil. September 30- October 4.

2007 XIV Congresso da SAB (Society for Brazilian Archaeology). Paper title: La construcción social y transformación de las comunidades del Formativo Temprano del sureste de Uruguay?. With O. Marozzi.  Florianópolis, Brazil. September 30- October 4.

2007  72nd  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Austin, Texas. Paper title:  Landscape dynamics during the mid and late Holocene in the La Plata Basin?. In: Fryxell Symposium on Innovations in Botanical and Biological Archaeology. April 25-29.

 2006 Mapping Culture: Geographical Information Systems in the Human Sciences Conference held at Lund University, Sweden. Paper title: ?More than Dots on Maps: Developing a GIS database for the La Plata Basin?. With Chris Gillam. November 20-21.

2006 52nd International Congress of Americanists. Paper title: ?The expansion of Araucaria forest in the southern Brazilian highlands during the Late Holocene and its implications for the development of Taquara/Itarare Tradition?. In: Landscape evolution and human impact in South America during the Late Quaternary Symposium. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. July 17-21.

2006 V Simposio Internacional de Arqueologia PUCP on Tempranos procesos y expresiones de poder, identidad y orden en los Andes. Paper title: ?The rise of early Formative societies in southeastern Uruguay?. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. August 11-13.

2006 71th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Paper Title:  ?Early Formative Public Architecture in Southeastern Uruguay, La Plata Basin?. In: Religious Authority and Ritual Architecture in Prehispanic South America. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 26-30.

2006 71th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Paper Title:  ?Multidisciplinary Evidence for Early Cultivar Adoption in Southeastern Uruguay, La Plata Basin?. In: Advancing Our Understanding of the Human-Plant Dynamic: Papers in Honor of Bruce D. Smith. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 26-30.

2005 70th  Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Paper Title: ?Formative Period Lifeways on the Central Coast of Guerrero, Mexico: Fresh Evidence from Puerto Marqués and La Zanja.? With  Barbara Voorhies, Douglas Kennett, Dolores Piperno, and Thomas A. Wake. Salt Lake City, USA. March 31- April 4.

2004 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Symposium: Constituting Social Life and Ritual in Circular Communities in the America.  Co-organizer. Montreal, Canada. March 31-April 4.

2004 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Paper Title: ?Environmental and agricultural history in the central Balsas Watershed, Mexico: results of preliminary research?.  In:  Histories of Maize III Central and South America. With D. Piperno, A. Ranere, M. Pohl, I. Holst, and R. Dickau. Montreal, Canada. March 31-April 4.

2004 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.  Montreal, Canada. Paper Title: Preliminary results of the investigations into maize in Southeastern Mesoamerica.  In: Histories of Maize III Central and South America.  M. Pohl, K. Pope, B. Benz, D. Lentz, J. Jones, D. Piperno, Holst, Irene co-authors.  March 31-April 4.

2004 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Montreal, Canada. Paper Title: 25 Years of Maize Phytolith Research in North, Central, and South America.  In: Histories of Maize III Central and South America.  I. Holst, D. Piperno, D. Pearsall, R. Benfer, K. Chandler-Ezell, J. Jones, Z. Zhao, L. Kealhofer, R. Cooke, A.J. Ranere, J. Zeidler, and L. Scott Cummings co-authors.  March 31-April 4.

2003 World Archaeological Congress V.  Washington, D.C., Symposium: Inherited Models and the Denial of Prehistory: Challenging Existing Concepts of Agriculture.  Chair of Perspectives on the Americas Mini-session.  Co-Organizer with Dr. Tim Deham and Dr. Luc Vrydaghs.  June 21-27.

2003 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Milwaukee.  Paper Title: Investigating the early dispersal of cultigens into southeastern South America.  Symposium: Early Agriculture in Maritime and Aquatic Environments in the America, chaired by Maria Dulce Gaspar and Barbara Arroyo.  Sponsored by the SAA Committee on the Americas.  April 9-13.

2002 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Denver.  Paper Title: Human-environment interaction during the mid-Holocene in southeastern Uruguay.  Symposium: Early Agriculture in the Tropical and Related Environments, chaired by Dolores Piperno, April 9-13.

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