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I’m happy to supervise postgraduate research students working in the following areas: phytolith analysis, human environmental interactions, plant domestication and the early dispersal of agriculture, landscape archaeology and Formative cultures of the Americas.
These are the courses that I generally teach at Exeter:
- Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies ARC2113 / ARC3123
- South American Prehistory ARC2115-3115
- Palaeobotany ARC2512-3512
- Archaeological Fieldschool ARC20004
- Human Environmental Interactions ARCM401
- Research Methods and Archaeological Theory ARCM100
I supervise research MA and PhD students in the following subject areas:
- Latin American Archaeology (in particular lowland South America)
- Archaeobotany (in particular phytolith and starch grain analysis)
- Coupled human and environment systems
- Climate Change Archaeology
- Plant Domestication, Dispersal of Agriculture
- Peopling of the Americas
Josie Handley: «Testing the resilience of traditional agriculture in the Peruvian Andes to periods of climate change and human activity».
Felipe do Nascimento Rodrigues: «Many Rocks, Many Functions? Investigating Stone Raw Material Selection, Use and its Socio-Economic Implications for Southern Jê prehistory in South Brazil».
Bastiaan van Dalen: «Comparing pre-Columbian land use in Amazonia and the Maya» (prelim title).
Recently completed PhDs:
Regina Gonda (2019): «Pre-Columbian Land Use and its Modern Legacy in the Purus-Madeira Interfluve, Central Amazonia»
Lautaro Hilbert (2017): «Investigating Plant Management in the Monte Castelo (Rondônia- Brazil) and Tucumã (Pará-Brazil) Shell Mound Using Phytoliths Analysis».
Daiana Travassos (2017): «Dark Earth Plant Management in the Lower Tapajos».
Jonas Gregorio de Souza (2017): «Pathways to power in the southern Brazilian highlands: Households, communities and status at Southern Proto-Jê pit house settlements».
Jennifer Watling (2014): «Environmental Impact of the Pre-Columbian Geoglyph Builders of Western Amazonia».
Ciprian Ardelean (2013): «Archaeology of Early Human Occupations and the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition in the Zacatecas Desert, Northern Mexico».
Rafael Corteletti (2010): «Upper Canoas Archaeological Project: A Study of the Jê presence on the Santa Catarina Plateau» (CNPq PhD Studentship, MAE-USP (São Paulo, Brazil), University of Exeter (started 2010).