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18:00 - 19:00 23 June 2014

The domestication of Amazonia


Institute of Archaeology LT | UCL Institute of Archaeology (link Map)
31–34 Gordon Square | London | WC1 | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Charles Clement, Speaker, INPA, Brazil

Manioc, peach palm, cacao, and pineapple were all domesticated in the Amazon basin. Historical ecology studies the consequences of plant and landscape domestication, using information from archaeology, ethnosciences, genetics, linguistics and others. Renowned economic botanist Dr Charles Clement (INPA, Brazil) will offer a broad overview of the history of plant and landscape domestication in Amazonia before 1492, examining the emergence of regions and centres of crop genetic diversity, and discussing the introduction of domesticated species after native horticultural systems coalesced in the late Holocene.


Manuel Arroyo-Kalin


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