MICHAEL J. HECKENBERGER
Department of Anthropology, P.O. Box 117305
1112 Turlington, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Office: Turlington B123 (352-392-2253, x. 230, Fax: 352-392-6929);
Labs: B328 (x. 217), B309 (x. 254); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIMARY ANTHROPOLOGICAL INTERESTS
Non-Western cultures of the humid tropics, especially Amazonia and Caribbean;
pre-industrial complex societies; built environment, cultural memory and
landscape; historical and political ecology; interdisciplinary approaches;
anthropology of the body.
- PhD, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh (1996). Dissertation: War and
Peace in the Shadow of Empire: Sociopolitical Change in the Upper
Xingu, A.D. 1400-2000 (Co-chairs: J. Richardson, III and J. Sabloff)
- Graduate Studies Certificate in Latin American Studies, University Center for
International Studies, University of Pittsburgh (1995)
- B.A. in Anthropology, University of Vermont (1988)
2005 Associate Professor, Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences (CLAS), University of Florida (UF)
1999-05 Assistant Professor, Anthropology, CLAS, UF
1998-99 Visiting Researcher, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG/ CNPq),
1997-98 Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS),
Museu National/Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro; 4 semesters
1994-95 Project Director, Amazon Ethnographic Hall Project, Carnegie Museum
of Natural History, Pittsburgh
2007 Visiting Professor, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 6-7/07
2007 Visiting Researcher, Universidade de São Paulo, FAPESP, 8-12/07
2006 Affiliate Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF
2001 Affiliate Faculty, Land-use and Environmental Change Institute, UF
2001 Affiliate Faculty, School of Natural Resources and the Environment,
College of Agriculture and Environment, UF
2000 Affiliate Faculty, Center for Latin American Studies, UF
1990 Research Associate, Division of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of
Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA
ACADEMIC AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2007 Fulbright Scholar, Universidade de São Paulo (8-12/07)
2006-09 University of Florida Foundation, Research Term Professor, University
2005 Teacher of the Year Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
University of Florida
1998-99 Research Fellowship, Brazilian Scientific Research and Development
Council (CNPq), Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia
1989-91 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
NSF - The Rise and Fall of Late Prehistoric Polities in the Southern Amazon:
Upper Xingu, AD 1200-1700. NSF Archaeology, Regular Grant
($184,719.00; 07/09-06/11; under review);
NSF - Long-term Dynamics in Complex Socio-ecological Systems in the Brazilian
Amazon, AD 1000-2000. NSF Biocomplexity: Dynamics of Coupled
Natural-Human Systems ($1,498,859.00; declined 05/08; re-submission
planned for 2009).
Awarded (Fed.=$386,128; Private=$146,850; Internal=$100,729; Total=$633,707):
Wenner-Gren Foundation (International Collaboration, Co-PI with Dr. Sidi
Facundes; $35,000); Linguistics and Archaeology of Arawak Language
William T. Hillman Foundation, Southern Amazon Ethnoarchaeology Project:
Cooperative Activities with Kuikuro Community (PI; $35,800; 05/07-
Research Opportunity Grant, UF (PI: Co-PI: D. W. Steadman; $75,929):
Northern Arawak Diaspora Project: Two Millennia of Pre-Columbian
Landscape Alteration in Tobago (2005-2007).
National Science Foundation (PI; BCS-0353129; $219,532; Archaeology,
Regular Grant): “Production, Accumulation, and Regional Socio-Political
Dynamics in the Southern Amazon (Brazil), AD 1250-1600” (2/04-1/06);
National Science Foundation (PI; BCS0004487; $155,099; Archaeology,
Regular Grant); “Late Prehistoric Social Complexity in Amazonia (Upper
Xingu, Brazil)”; (9/2001-8/2003);
William T. Hillman Foundation (Pittsburgh) (PI; $15,500): Southern Amazon
Ethnoarchaeology Project (2001-2003);
CLAS Research Grant, University of Florida (PI; $16,000); Southern Amazonia
Ethnoarchaeology Project: Upper Xingu and Pareci Study Areas; 2000;
William T. Hillman Foundation (Pittsburgh) (PI; $7,500); Southern Amazonia
Ethnoarchaeology Project: Upper Xingu and Pareci Study Areas; 1999;
Wenner Gren Foundation (PI; $15,000; Regular grant); Central Amazon Project:
Archaeological Investigations at the Açutuba Locality, Lower Negro
River, Amazonas, Brazil; 1997-98;
William T. Hillman Foundation (Pittsburgh) (PI; $21,800); Central Amazon
Project: Archaeological Research in the Lower Negro/Solimões Rivers,
O'Neill Research Fund, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (PI; $6,500);
Central Amazon Project: Archaeological Research in Lower
Negro/Solimões Rivers, Brazil; 1995;
SSRC (Social Science Research Council) ($16,250.00); Dissertation Research:
Ethnoarchaeology in the Upper Xingu, Brazilian Amazon; 1992-1994;
National Science Foundation ($11,497; J.B. Richardson III, PI): Dissertation
Research in the Upper Xingu, Brazil; 1992-1994;
Tinker Foundation/UPittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies ($1,300);
Research on Museum Collections from Mato Grosso in Brazil; 1992;
Tinker Foundation/UPittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies ($2,000);
Archival Research on Indigenous Peoples of Mato Grosso in Brazil; 1991.
Principal Field Research Projects (Active):
Principal Investigator (1991- ): Southern Amazonia Ethnoarchaeological
Project (conducted jointly by University of Florida, the Museu Nacional,
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, with Drs. Bruna Franchetto and
Carlos Fausto, and the Museu Goeldi, with Dr. Edithe Pereira) ; Mato
Co-Principal Investigator (2004- ): Northern Arawak Diaspora Project
Tobago, with Dr. David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History.
Co-Principal Investigator: Central Amazon Archaeological Project (1994-
1999; with Eduardo G. Neves and James B. Petersen; currently involved in
consultation and student advising related to project);
Co-Principal Investigator: Boucher Site Archaeological Project, Vermont
(with J.B. Petersen and L.A. Basa); 1988-1992.
Ethnographic/ethnoarchaeological fieldwork (28+ months): (1) residence
in Kuikuro Amerindian village, Upper Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil (1993-1994,
1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005; total 24+ months); (2) work with
Xinguano leaders (Brazilian cities), 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997-98, 2000 (NYC),
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (total 6+ months); Preliminary work with southern Maya
peoples in Guatemala and Belize (4+ months; 1986-1988).
Archaeological excavations and survey: Brazil: Caxiuanã National Forest
(Brazil), 11-12/97; Lower Negro and Solimões rivers (Brazil), 7/99, 7-8/97, 8-
10/95, 8/94; lower Carabinani and Jaú, and middle Negro rivers (Brazil), 9/96;
Xingu Indigenous Park (Brazil), 4-8/93, 8/94, 10-11/95, 7/99, 8/00, 7-10/02, 6-
7/03; 7-8/04, 2-5/05 (total 14 + months). Caribbean: Tobago, excavations at
Golden Grove, Milford I, and Friendship sites, and survey at Mt. Irvine, Lovers
Retreat, Turtle Bay, and other sites, 03-04/04, 01-02/05 (3 months); New
England: excavations at Cheshire Site (1996), Skitchewaug Site (1987, 1989, 1990),
Bissette I site (1987), Pearl Street Park site (1985) and Ewing site (1983) in
Vermont; Brigham and Sharrow sites (1985, 1986, 1987, 1989), Eddington Bend
(1986), Smith and Smith's Landing sites (1986) in Maine; and Mayhew
Homestead, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (June - July 1985); site surveys in
Columbia, Littlefield, Dixfield, Solon/Bingham and Farmington, ME (1984-1987)
(total 20+ months).
Primary Archaeological (Prehistoric and Historic Periods) Materials
Analysis: (1) archaeological ceramics: Caxiuanã National Forest (1997); Upper
Xingu, 1994-1996; Lower Negro and Solimões, 1994-1999; Middle Negro, 1997
(Brazil); Golden Grove, Friendship, Milford I, 2005-2007 (Caribbean);
Raleighvallen, 2005 (Suriname); Las Huacas site, 1991 (Costa Rica); (2)
perishable fiber, hide, wood, shell and copper artifacts: Boucher site, Vermont;
1987 – 1990; (3) Laboratory excavation of five flexed human burials from the
Boucher site (VT), 1987; (4) lithic artifacts from Norton site (MA); Pearl Street
Park (VT); Ewing site (VT), Skitchewaug site (VT), 1987-1989;
Archival studies: Biblioteca Nacional (Rio de Janeiro), Museu do Índio
(Rio), Museu Nacional (Rio), Universidade de São Paulo, FUNAI (National
Indian Foundation, Brasília), Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (Belém).
Museum Exhibitions and Collections:
Exhibitions and Acquisitions: (1) Project Director for permanent Native
Amazonians Hall at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (project
terminated by CMNH); (2) acquisition and documentation of Amazonian
collections (250+ objects and documentation) from Upper Xingu region, Brazil;
(3) supervised accession documentation of FLMNH Amazonian collection; (4) co-
curator (with Susan Milbrath) of “Feathers” exhibition, Harn Museum of Art,
University of Florida (scheduled for 2009);
Collection Documentation and Material Culture Analysis: Amazonian
ethnographic and Costa Rican and New England archaeological collections at
Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh); Amazonian ethnographic and archaeological
collections at Museu Nacional (Rio); Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (USão
Paulo); Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (Belém); Museu Antropológico (Goiânia)
(total 5+ months).
Public Synergistic Activities:
Major news stories: Science (2000, 2001, 2003, 2008), Nature (2003, 2008), Atlantic
Monthly (2002), The New Yorker (2005), Discover (2007, 2008, 2009, forthcoming
“100 Top Discoveries of 2008” issue), Scientific American (2008)
Additional write-ups (selected): The Economist (2003, 2008), US News and World
Report (2003), The Week (2008), MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, among others,
including Associated Press (2003, 2008) and Reuters (2008).
Film projects: “Secrets of El Dorado” (BBC; 2003); “Amazonian Lost
Civilizations” (History Channel; April 24, 2006); National Geographic Channel
(release date 11/20/08).
International Synergistic Activities: in addition to work with indigenous
groups, particularly, the Associação Indígena Kuikuro do Alto Xingu (AIKAX),
synergistic activities include collaborations and affliations with: Museu Nacional,
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Drs. Bruna Franchetto and Carlos
Fausto), Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, Universidade de São Paulo (Dr.
Eduardo G. Neves), Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (Dr. Edithe Pereira), in Brazil,
including graduate student orientation, and with the Historical Museum, in
Tobago (Mr. Edward Hernandez).
Activities associated with Brazilian government programs in science and
graduate education, include: Evaluation Board Scientific Intiation Fellowships
(PIBICS), Museu Goeldi, Belém, Brazil; Review Panel for CAPES (Brazilian
Ministry of Education)/Fulbright PhD dissertation fellowships, 09/07; and
Review Board for Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, major grants to
develop primary centers for teaching and research.
Applied/Indigenous Assistance: Specific projects include: (1) current project: to
secure headwater tributaries of Buriti River, threatened by agricultural
development; (2) current project: development of educational modules and
readers in geography, ecology, and archaeology and ethnohistory for indigenous
education program (to be translated into Kuikuro by colleagues at the Museu
Nacional); (3) provided aid to indigenous leaders (Upper Xingu, Brazil) in the
development of indigenous organizations and the realization of activities and
events related to them, most recently the Kuikuro Indigenous Association (2001-
03); (3) designed and submitted “Kuikuru Boat Project” on behalf of Kuikuru
(Upper Xingu) community; US$ 22,000.00 awarded by the William T. Hillman
Foundation (Pittsburgh) to purchase a 40' launch for medical emergencies and
community transport (1998); (4) aided in preparation and submission of travel
grant ($5,500.00) to William T. Hillman Foundation, for Xinguano leaders to visit
New York (10/00); (5) acted as representative for Kuikuro Community in
negotiations with documentary film-making by Discovery, BBC, History
Channel, and National Geographic Explorer.
Graduate Teaching Experience:
- Non-Western Complex Societies (Museu Nacional/URFJ), Summer 07
- The Politics of Nature: Seminar on Political Ecology (UF), Fall 06;
- Proseminar in Anthropology: Anthropological Archaeology (UF), Spring 06,
Spring 07; Spring 09 (scheduled);
- Pro-seminar in Anthropology: Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology (UF), Fall
03; Fall 09 (scheduled);
- Archaeology of the Body (UFlorida). Fall 04; Fall 08
- Contemporary Anthropological Theory: Cultural Memory and Built
Environment (UF): Spring 04
- Historical Anthropology (UF), Spring 02;
- Pacific Anthropology (UF), Spring 01;
- Amazonian Anthropology (UF), Fall 00, Fall 01;
- “Chiefdoms”: Rise of Social Inequality and the State (UF), Fall 00;
- Archaeology of the Neotropics (UF), Spring 00, Fall 05; Spring 08
- History and Theory of Anthropology (UF), Spring 00, 03, 07; Fall 01;
- Intellectual Development of American Anthropology (Museu Nacional, Univ.
Federal do Rio de Janeiro/UFRJ), March-July 98;
- “Chiefdoms”: The Origin and Development of Social Stratification
(Museu Nacional, UFRJ), August-December 97;
- Diachronic Perspectives on Native Amazonia (Museu Nacional, UFRJ),
Undergraduate Teaching Experience:
- Introduction to World Archaeology (UF), Spring 04, Fall 06;
- Tropics and Tropical Culture (UF), Spring 03, Fall 03, Fall 04, Fall 08;
- General Anthropology (UF), Summer 01;
- Peoples of the Pacific (UF), Spring 01;
- Indigenous People of Amazonia (UF), Fall 00, Fall 01, Fall 05;
- Development World Civilization (UF), Fall 99, Sum. 00, 01, Spring 01, 02, 06;
- South American Archaeology (UPittsburgh), Instructor, Spring 95;
- Introduction to Archaeology (UPittsburgh), Instructor, Fall 91, Fall 94;
- Peoples of South America (Carlow College), Instructor, Fall 91;
Field and Laboratory Courses:
- Interdisciplinary Fieldschool: Archaeology and Biogeography in Tobago (UF
with Dr. David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History), Spring 05;
- Field & Lab Methods for Amazonian Archaeology (Museu Goeldi/UFederal do
Pará, Brasil), Instructor, Nov-Dec. 97.
- Field Methods in Archaeology, Field Instructor (PI: Dr. James B. Petersen),
(UMaine) 1987; (UVermont) Summer 85, 87.
- Laboratory Methods in Archaeology (UPittsburgh), Teaching Assistant (for Dr.
James M. Adovasio), Fall 88;
Graduate Student Orientation:
A. UF PhD Chair (6):
- Sharyn Jones (Ethno-archaeology in Fiji; PhD awarded 2004); Asst. Professor,
- J. Christian Russell (Satellite Analysis, GPS, and Predictive Modeling in
Amazonia; PhD, awarded 2005); Research Scientist, Land-Use and
Environmental Change Institute, UFlorida;
- William Schumann (Cultural, Identity and Post-colonial Theory, Wales; co-
chair with Kesha Fikes, UChicago; PhD Awarded 2005); Berea College,
- Luis Claudio P. Symanski (Slaves and Planters in Western Brazil: Material
Culture, Identity, and Power; PhD Awarded 2006); Asst. Professor,
Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.
- Lonn Monroe (Religion and Cultural Identity in Cuba; co-chair with Kesha
Fikes, UChicago; PhD 2007).
- Omaira Bolanos (Indigenous Identity in Amazonia; co-chair with Tony Oliver-
Smith (UF); PhD 2008)
B. UF MA, Chair (8):
- Angelina Howell (Amazon Archaeology; MA 2008); PhD student, UF.
- Joshua Toney (Amazon Archaeology; MA 2006); PhD student, UF;
- Mark Donop (Caribbean Archaeology; MA 2005); PhD student, UF;
- Matthew Watson (Science Studies, El Salvador; MA 2005); PhD student, UF;
- David Mead (Ethnohistory, Brazil; MA, 2003); PhD Student, UF;
- Olendina Cavalcante (MA, 2002; Cultural, Brazil); PhD student in Brazil;
- Adolfo Ivan Batun (MA, 2002; Archaeology, Mexico); PhD student, UF;
- Carla de Albuquerque (MA, 2001; Cultural, Brazil); NGO in Brazil.
Active Chair (15):
A. ABD (defense 2009):
- Amanda Holmes (co-Chair with Faye Harrison; Ecological Anthro., Cuba);
- David Mead (Ethnohistory; Amazonia);
- Morgan Schmidt (co-Chair with Nigel Smith; Environmental Archaeology;
- Joshua Toney (Archaeology; Amazonia);
- Joshua Torres (Archaeology; Caribbean/Puerto Rico).
B. PhD candidate; Engaged in dissertation research (defense expected late 2009
- Renzo Sebastian Duin (Ethnoarchaeology/Archaeology, Caribbean and
- Renata de Godoy (Archaeological law, Brazil);
- Diogo Menezes (Historical archaeology, Central Brazil).
C. Pre-candidacy PhD and MA
- Charles Randall Crones (Amazonian Archaeology; MA expected 2009);
- Mark Donop (Archaeology; southern Caribbean; engaged in diss. research);
- Angelina Howell (Amazon ethnoarchaeology, gender; 1st year);
- Meghann O‟Brien (Amazonian Paleoethnobotany; 1st year);
- Sonia Pessoa (Material Culture, Artifact Trade, and Museum Studies;
Amazonia; engaged in diss. research);
- Isaac Shearn (Caribbean Archaeology; MA expected 2009).
Ph.D. and MA Committee Member: total of 30 committees (16 completed and 14
in-progress). Outside (non-UF) member (1): Committee Member: Denise Pahl
Schaan (University of Pittsburgh, PhD 2004); (2) Committee Member: Helena
Lima (Universidade de São Paulo, PhD 2008).
- Board Member, Soc. for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, 2005-08
- Editorial Board, Sustainability, 2008-
- Editorial Board, Amazônica: Journal of Anthropology, 2008-
- Editorial Board, Tipiti: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland
South America, 2007-
- Editorial Board, Boletim do Museu Goeldi, 2007-
- Editorial Board, Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Arqueologia, 2006-
- Committee on the Americas, Society for American Archaeology, 2002-2006
(and founder/chair of task-force on indigenous affairs, 2003-2006)
- Evaluation Board, Fellowships for Scientific Initiation (PIBIC), Conselho
Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científica e Tecnológico (CNPq), Brazilian
Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT), Museu Goeldi, Belém, Brazil
- Review Panel for CAPES/Fulbright PhD dissertation fellowships, Coordenação
de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), Brazilian
Ministério de Educação (MEC) (09/07);
- Review Board for Brazilian Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia (MCT), major
grants (US$400,000 to $2,000,000) for teaching and research centers
- Reviewer for National Science Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation, National
Geographic Society, Brazilian Academy of Science, FONCyT (Argentina),
Latin American Antiquity, Antiquity, Ethnohistory, American
Anthropologist, Current Anthropology, Ciência Hoje (Brasil). Revista da
Sociedade Brasiliera de Arqueologia.
- Graduate Coordinator, Dept. of Anthropology, 2008-09;
- CLAS Senate, UF 2008-
- CLAS Curriculum Committee, UF, 2008-
- CLAS Nominating Committee, UF, 2007-
- Personnel Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, UF (2005-07)
- Graduate Education Committee, Department of Anthropology, UF (2004-2005)
- Search Committee, co-chair; Historical Ecology, Dept. of Anthropology, 2003-04
- Search Committee, Ecological Anthropology, Dept. of Anthropology, 2001-02
- Graduate Curriculum Committee, Department of Anthropology, 2001-2002.
- Admission and Academic Affairs Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, 2000-02
- Acting Chair, Dept. of Anthropology, July 20-August 10, 2001.
- Foreign Language and Area Studies (US DOE), Fellowship Committee, Latin
American Studies, University of Florida, 2001, 2002.
- Charles Wagley Research Grants Committee, University of Florida, 2001,
- Search Committee, co-chair, Theoretical Archaeology, Dept. of Anthropology,
University of Florida, 2000-01
- Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) Research Grants Committee,
University of Florida, 2000.
- Advisory Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Florida, 1999-2001
- Search Committee for Assistant Professor in bio-archaeology, Anthropology
Department, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America (Board member)
International Association for Caribbean Archaeology
American Anthropological Association
Society for American Archaeology
Associação Brasileira de Antropologia
Sociedade Brasileira de Arqueologia (Editorial Board, Journal of SAB)
Fausto, C. & M. J. Heckenberger, editors. 2007. Time and Memory in Indigenous
Amazonia:Anthropological Perspectives. University Press of Florida:
Franchetto, B. & M. J. Heckenberger, editors. 2001. Os Povos Indígenas do
Alto Xingu: História e Cultura. Editora da Universidade Federal do Rio de
Heckenberger, Michael. 2005. The Ecology of Power: Culture, Place and
Personhood in the Southern Amazon, AD 1000-2000. Routledge: New York.
Books in progress:
Heckenberger, M. J., and E. G. Neves. The Archaeology of the Amazon.
Cambridge University Press (contracted for World Archaeology series;
08/09 first draft submission);
Heckenberger, M. J. The Fractal Forest: Archaeology, Cultural Memory, and Built
Environment in the Southern Amazon (planned draft: 12/09-06/10,
prospectus to be distributed to publishers at 2008 AAA);
Heckenberger, M. J., E. G. Neves, and S. Rostain, eds. Human Agency and
Anthropogenic Landscapes in Amazonia: Archaeological Perspectives (revised
draft papers from 2006 SAA requested by 03/09; full edited draft planned
for 12/09; prospectus to be distributed at 2008 AAA);
Oyuela Caycedo, A., M. Fischer, and M. J. Heckenberger, eds. The Arawak, by
Max Schmidt. University Press of Florida: Gainesville
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (15):
Heckenberger, M. J., J. C. Russell, C. Fausto, J. R. Toney. M. J. Schmidt, E. Pereira,
B. Franchetto, and A. Kuikuro. 2008.
Prehistoric Urbanism, Anthropogenic Landscapes, and the Future of the
Amazon. Science. 321:1214-1217.
Heckenberger, M. J., J. C. Russell, M. J. Schmidt, and J. R. Toney. 2007.
The Legacy of Cultural Landscapes in the Brazilian Amazon: Implications
for Biodiversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London B:
Biological Sciences 362: 197-208
Heckenberger, M. J. 2004. Archaeology as Indigenous Advocacy in Amazonia.
Practicing Anthropology 26:34-38.
-----. 2003. The Enigma of the Great Cities: Body and State in Amazonia.
Tipiti: Journal of Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America
-----. 1998. Manioc Agriculture and Sedentism in Amazonia: The Upper Xingu
example. Antiquity 72:633-648.
-----. 1992. A conquista da Amazônia. Ciência Hoje: Revista da Sociedade
Brasileira para o Progresso da Ciência 15(86):62-67.
Heckenberger, M. J., A. Kuikuro, U. T. Kuikuro, J. C. Russell, M. Schmidt, C.
Fausto, and B. Franchetto. 2003. Amazonia 1492: Pristine Forest or
Cultural Parkland? Science 301:1710-1715.
Heckenberger, M.J., E.G. Neves, and J. B. Petersen. 1998. De onde surgem os
modelos? As origens e expansões Tupi na amazônia central. Revista de
Heckenberger, M. J., J. B. Petersen, and E. G. Neves. 1999. Village Size and
Permanence in Amazonia: Two Archaeological Examples from Brazil.
Latin American Antiquity 10(4):353-376.
Heckenberger, M.J., J. B. Petersen, and N. Asch Sidell. 1992. Early Evidence for
Maize Agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont.
Archaeology of Eastern North America 20:125-150.
Heckenberger, M.J., J. B. Petersen, L.A. Basa. E.R. Cowie, A.E. Speiss, and
R.E. Stuckenrath. 1990. Early Woodland Period Mortuary Ceremonialism
in the Far Northeast: The View from the Boucher Cemetery. Archaeology of
Eastern North America 18:1-42.
Heckenberger, M.J., J.B. Petersen, and L.A. Basa. 1990. Early Woodland
Period Ritual Use of Personal Adornment at the Boucher Site. Annals of the
Carnegie Museum 59:173-217.
Heckenberger, M. J., and D. R. Watters. 1993. Ceramic Remains from Carl V.
Hartman's 1903 Excavations at Las Huacas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Annals of the Carnegie Museum 63:97-129 (1993).
Petersen, T.A. Baker, and M.J. Heckenberger. 1988. A Stratigraphic Sequence
at the Sharrow Site in Central Maine. Current Research in the Pleistocene Vol.
Petersen, J.A. Wolford, N.D. Hamilton, L. LaBar, and M.J. Heckenberger. 1985.
Archaeological Investigations in the Shelburne Pond Locality, Chittenden
County, Vermont. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 54(3):23-76.
Journal Articles in Progress
- Annual Review of Anthropology, “Amazonian Archaeology” (contracted; due
- Latin American Antiquity; Plaza as Panopticon: An Archaeology of the Body in
Amazonia (planned submission: 03/09)
- American Anthropologist; Anthropology as Meeting Place: Archaeology,
Indigenous History, and Dialogue in Amazonia (planned submission:
- Caribbean Journal of Science. Saladoid Period Community Organization in
the Southern Caribbean: Recent Archaeological Investigations in Tobago
(J. Toney, M. Heckenberger, and D. Steadman; planned submission 2009).
Peer-reviewed Book Chapters (20)
Fausto, C., B. Franchetto, and M. J. Heckenberger. 2008. Language, Ritual, and
Historical Reconstruction: Toward a Linguistic, Ethnographical, and
Archaeological Account of Upper Xingu Society. In Lessons from
Documented Endangered Languages, K. D. Harrison, D. S. Rood, and A.
Dwyer, eds., pp. 129-158. John Benjamins: Amsterdam.
Fausto, C., and M. J. Heckenberger. 2007. Introduction: Indigenous History and
the History of “Indians.” In Time and Memory in Indigenous Amazonia:
Anthropological Perspectives, edited by C. Fausto and M. J. Heckenberger,
pp. 1-43. University Press of Florida: Gainesville.
Heckenberger, M. J. 2008. Amazonian Mosaics: Identity, Interaction, and
Integration. In Handbook of South American Archaeology, edited by H.
Silverman and W. Isbell, pp. Springer: New York.
----- 2007. Entering the Agora: Archaeology, Conservation and
Indigenous Peoples in Amazonia. In Collaboration in Archaeology: Working
with Descendent Populations, eds., T. J. Ferguson and Chip
Colwell-Chanthaphonh. Altamira Press.-----. 2007.
-----. 2006. History, Ecology, and Alterity: Visualizing Polity in Amazonia. In
Time and Complexity in the Neotropical Lowlands, edited by W. Balée and C.
Erickson. Columbia University Press: New York.
-----. 2006. Ecologia e poder: A base simbólica de poder política em Amazonia.
In Amazonia 500 Anos, edited by Louis Forline, Editora da Museu Goeldi.
-----. 2004. The Wars Within: Xinguano Witchcraft and Balance of Power. In In
Darkness and Secrecy: Assault Sorcery in Amazonia, edited by Robin Wright
and Neil Whitehead. Duke University Press: Durham.
-----. 2002. Rethinking the Arawakan Diaspora: Hierarchy, Regionality and the
Amazonian “Formative.” In Comparative Arawak Histories, edited by
Fernando Santos-Granero and Jonathan Hill, pp. 99-121. University of
Illinois Press: Urbana.
-----. 2001. Estrutura, história e transformação: a cultura Xinguana no longue
durée (1000 a 2000 d.C.). In Povos Indígenas do Alto Xingu: História e
Culturas, pp. 21-62. Editora UFRJ, Brazil.
-----. 2001. Epidemias, Índios Bravos e Brancos: contato cultural e etno-gênese
xinguana. In Povos Indígenas do Alto Xingu: História e Cultura, pp. 77-110.
Editora UFRJ, Brazil
-----. 1999. O enigma das grandes cidades: o corpo e o estado Ameríndia. In A
outra margem do occidente. Brasil 500 anos: experiência e destino, edited by
Adauto Novaes. Companhia das Letras, São Paulo.
Heckenberger, M. J, and B. Franchetto. 2001. Introdução: história, e cultura
Xinguana. In Povos Indígenas do Alto Xingu: História e Cultura, pp. 7-18.
Editora da UFRJ.
Heckenberger, M.J., J. B. Petersen, F. King, and L. A. Basa. 1996. Perishable
Fiber Industries from the Boucher Site: An Early Woodland Cemetery in
Northwestern Vermont. In A Most Indispensible Art: Native Fiber Industries
in Eastern North America, J.B. Petersen, ed., pp. 50-72. University of
Tennesee Press: Knoxville.
Moseley, M. E. and M. J. Heckenberger. 2005. From Village to Empire in South
America. The Human Past, Colin Ridler, ed., pp. 642-677. Thames and
Neves, E.G., J.B. Petersen, R. N. Bartone, and M. J. Heckenberger. 2004. The
Timing of Terra Preta Formation in the Central Amazon: Archaeological
Dates from Three Sites. In Amazonian Dark Earths: Explorations in Time and
Space, B. Glaser and W. I. Woods, eds., pp. 125-134. Springer: New York.
Petersen, J. B. M. J. Heckenberger, and J. A. Wolford. 2001. Spin, Twist, and
Twine: An Ethnoarchaeological Examination of Group Identity in Native
Fiber Industries from Greater Amazonia. In Fleeting Identities: Perishable
Material Culture in Archaeological Perspective, edited by P. Drooker, pp. 226-
253. Southern Illinois University:Carbondale.
Petersen, J. B., E.G. Neves, and M. J. Heckenberger. 2001. Gift of the Past:
Terra Preta and Prehistoric Amerindian Occupation in the Amazon. In The
Hidden Amazon, edited by C. McEwan, C. Barreto, and E. G. Neves, 86-105.
British Museum Press: London.
Sassaman, K. A., and M. J. Heckenberger. 2005. Roots of the Theocratic
Formative of the Archaic Southeast. In Hunters-Gatherers in Theory and
Archaeology, edited by G. Crothers. Southern Illinois University,
Sassaman, K. A., and M. J. Heckenberger. 2005. Crossing the Symbolic
Rubicon in the Southeast. In Signs of Power: The Rise of Cultural Complexity
in the Southeast, J. Gibson and P. Carr, eds., pp. 214-233. University of
Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa.
Schmidt, M. J., and M. J. Heckenberger. 2008 (in press). Amazonian Dark Earth
Formation in the Upper Xingu of Southeastern Amazonia, Mato Grosso,
Brazil. In Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek’s Vision, W. I. Woods, W.
G. Teixeira, J. Lehmann, C. Steiner, A. WinklerPrins, and L. Rebellato, eds.
Springer: New York.
Chapters In Progress:
“Constructing Personhood and Polity in the Southern Amazon.” In
Cosmography and Territoriality in Amazonia, A. Oyuela Caycedo and J. P.
Chaumeil, eds., University of Arizona Press (submitted)
“Max Schmidt, the Southern Amazon, and the Arawak Diaspora.” In The
Arawak, by Max Schmidt, A. Oyuela Caycedo, M. Fischer, and M.
Heckenberger, eds. (submitted)
“Archaeology and Language: The Arawak Diaspora and the Formative Period
in Amazonia.” In Historical Linguistics in Amazonia, D. Moore, ed. (draft
Heckenberger, M., C. Fausto, and B. Franchetto. Amazonia 1492: Reply to
letters from Meggers and Brondizio, Science
Heckenberger, Michael, James B. Petersen, and E. G. Neves. 2001. Of Lost
Civilizations and Primitive Tribes, Amazonia: Reply to Meggers. Latin
American Antiquity 12(3): 328-333.
Heckenberger, M. J., and J. B. Petersen. 1995. Concentric Circular Village
Patterns in the Caribbean: Comparisons from Amazonia. Proceedings of the
Seventeenth International Congress of Caribbean Archaeology, Conseil
Régional de la Guadeloupe, Mission Archéologique et du Patrimoine,
- Scientific American; “Lost Civilizations of the Amazon” (submitted; under
2008. Politis, G., Nukak: Ethnoarchaeology of an Amazonian People. Cambridge
Journal of Archaeology, in press.
2005. Lehmann, J., et al., Amazonian Dark Earths: Origins, Properties, and
Management. Journal of Archaeological Research.
1999. Miller, E., Peoples of the Gran Chaco. American Anthropologist
Papers at Professional Meetings:
2008 “Anthropology as Meeting Place.” 107th Annual Meeting of the American
Anthropological Association (sponsored symposium: Collaboration in
Archaeology, C. Ray, org.), San Francisco (11/08).
2009 “Archaeology and Participant Mapping as Applied Anthropology.”
Society of Applied Anthropology (symposium: Practice and Participation in
Amazonian Indigenous Studies, H. Zarin, org.), Santa Fe (03/09).
2009 “Bounty from the River Sea: Inland and Martime Adaptations of
Arawak Peoples in Greater Amazonia.” 74th Annual Meeting of the
Society for American Archaeology (symposium: Papers in Honor of James B.
Richardson, III, A. Higaro and D. Anderson, orgs.), Atlanta (04/09).
2008 “Variações em Sociedades Complexas: Exemplos de Amazônia Central e
Meridional.” Inaugural meeting of Encontro International de Arqueologia
Amazônica, Museu Goeldi, Belém, Brazil.
2007 “Ethnogenesis, Deep History, and Multiplicity: Perspectives from the
Southern Amazon.” 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological
Association (symposium: Ethnogenesis in Amazonia, A. Hornborg and J.
Hill, orgs.), Washington DC.
2007 “Urbanismo em Amazônia antigo, o que?: Caminhos Alternativos de
Complexidade Social.” Sociedade Brasileira de Arqueologia, Florianopolis.
2007 “Return to Afukaka‟s Midden: Perishable Materiality and Archaeological
Identities.” 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology
(with J. Toney; sponsored symposium: Perishable Identities), Austin, TX.
2007 “Amazonian Bodies and Deep Time Archaeology: Cultural Self-
scaling, Materiality, and Historical Iterations of the Fractal Person.” 72nd
Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (sponsored
symposium: History & Habitus: Scale and Explanation in Deep Time
Archaeology, J. Robb and T. Pauketat, orgs.), Austin.
2007 “Amazonian Natures: The Body, the Land, and the Spaces in Between.”
Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, Santa Fe.
2006 “Culture History, Practice, and Neo-Boasian Anthropology in the Work of
Jim Petersen.” 73rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological
Federation, Worchester, MA (with J. Toney).
2006 “Human Agency and Anthropogenic Landscapes in Amazonia”
(MJH organizer of sponsored session of same name). 71st Annual Meeting
of the Society of American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2006 Discussant: Recent Advances in the Amazonian Archaeology: Central
Amazon Project (symposium org. Eduardo Neves). 71st Annual Meeting
of the Society of American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
2006 “At Play in the Fields of the “Man”: Some Thoughts on Conservation,
Neo-Colonialism, and Dialogue in Amazonia. Inaugural Meeting of the
International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture.
2005 “Our Witches, Ourselves: Magic, History, and Ethnography in
Amazonia.” 104th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological
Association (sponsored session: Witnessing Witchcraft: Quandries of
Engagement, M. Wesch and T. Strong, orgs.), Washington, DC.
2005 “Person, Polity, and Perspective in Amazonia: Chiefly Mortuary Feasts.”
104th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (In
symposium: Temporality and Subjectivity in Amazonia, S. Oakdale, org.),
Washington, DC (with J. Toney).
2005 “Archaeological Perspectives on Long-term Change among Arawak and
Tupian Language Groups.” Third International Conference on Historical
2005 “Late Prehistoric Agriculture and Political Ecology in Southern
Amazonia.” 70th Annual Meeting Society for American Archaeology
(sponsored symposium: Rethinking Rainforest Occupation, J. Krigbaum,
org.), Salt Lake City.
2005 “Community Spatial Patterns and Socio-Political Organization in the Early
Arawak Diaspora: Reflections on Recent Research in the Southern
Caribbean” (with J. Toney. M. Schmidt, and M. Donop). 22nd Bi-annual
Meeting of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology, Trinidad.
2005 “Indigenous History and Long-term Landscape Change in Southern
Amazon: Collaborative Approaches.” Annual Meeting of the Association of
Tropical Biology and Conservation. Brasilia, Brazil.
2004 Plenary: “Um mil anos de história indígena no alto Xingu” (with Carlos
Fausto). 57th Annual Meeting of the Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso de
Ciências, Cuiaba, Brazil.
2004 “What Tropical Biologists (and Conservationists) Ought to Know about
Amazonian Culture History: Dynamics, Scale and Voice in the Long
Term” (MJH and J. Christian Russell). Annual Meeting of the Association
of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Miami.
2004 “Plaza as Panopticon: Enclosures, Surveillance, and the Birth of Discipline
in Early America.” 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology (sponsored symposium: Circular Communities in the
Americas, V. Thompson and J. Iriarte, orgs.), Montreal.
2004 “Galactic Polity, Fractal Person, and Idioms of Comparison in Amazonia:
Historical Iterations on Amerindian Perspectivism.” 3rd Meeting of the
Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, Miami.
2003 “Cannibals, Tricksters, Prophets, and Heroes: Some Historical Problems
with a Thing Like War in a Place Like Amazonia.” 102nd Annual Meeting
of the American Anthropological Association (sponsored symposium
Problems in Paradise, R. Chacon and R. Mendonza, orgs.), Chicago.
2002 “Science, Ideology, and Academic Responsibility in the works of Marvin
Harris: Messages for 21st Century Anthropology.” 101st Annual Meeting
of the American Anthropological Association (sponsored symposium: Papers
in Honor of Marvin Harris, C. Kottak and M. Margolis, orgs), New
2001 “Hierarchy, Political Economy, and the „Other‟ Within: Symbolic
Foundations of the State in Amazonia.” Invited for conference
“Indigenous Amazonia at the Millennium: Politics and Religion,”
Inuagural meeting, Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America,
Tulane University, New Orleans.
2001 “A Prehistoric Ceramic Sequence from the Central Amazon and its
Relationship to the Caribbean.” 20th Bi-annual Meeting of the International
Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Aruba (J. Petersen, M. Heckenberger,
and E. Neves)
2000 “The Archaeology of Experience: Plazas as Symbolic Windows in
Amazonia.” Invited for Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), Oxford,
2000 “Agriculture Intensification and Surplus in South America: A View from
the Tropical Lowlands.” 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology (symposium: Agricultural Intensification in the Andes, Ryan
Williams, org.), Philadelphia.
1999 “Xinguano Hierarchy and History: An Archaeology of Cultural
Meanings.” 98th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological
Association (symposium: History and Historicity in Amazonia: Time
Conceived, Experienced, and Enacted, C. Fausto and M. Heckenberger,
1999 “A Tale of Two Villages: Changing Perspectives on Power and Place
in Amazonia.” 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology
(symposium: Culture and Environment in the Lowland Neotropics, P.
Siegel, org.), Chicago.
1998 “Hierarquia e Economia Política em Amazonia: a construção de
diferença e desiqualidade na política Xinguana.” 21st Annual Meeting of
the Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (invited for "1º Reunião de Teoria
Arqueológica na América do Sul, P. Funari and E. Neves, orgs.), Vítoria.
1998 “Getting Our House in Order: Regional Chronology and Research
Strategies in the Central Amazon” (MJH and JBPetersen). 63rd Annual
Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Seattle, Washington.
1997 “Prehistoric Warfare in Amazonia: Evidence and Theoretical
Implications.” 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology
(symposium: Advances in Brazilian Archaeology, I. Wüst and R. Kipnis,
1997 “Limites de productividade de economias agrícolas na terra firme
Amazônica.” 9th Bi-annual Meeting of the Sociedade Brasileira de Arqueologia
(symposium: Novas Perspectivas em Arqueologia Amazônica, M. Imazio
da Silveira, org.), Rio de Janeiro.
1997 “A periferia meridional amazônica: desenvolvimento cultural pré-
Columbiano na fronteira entre amazônia e o planalto central.” 9th Bi-
annual Meeting of the Sociedade Brasileira de Arqueologia (symposium: A
Origem e natureza de complexidade sociocultural no Brasil Central, E. M.
R. Gonzalez, org.), Rio de Janeiro.
1996 “A cultura xinguana em perspectiva histórica.” 20th Annual Meeting of
the Associação Brasileira de Antropologia (symposium: Novas Visões no Alto
Xingu, B. Franchetto and P. Agostinho, orgs), Salvador, Brazil.
1996 “Recent Archaeological Investigations in the Central Amazon: Report on
the Fieldwork at the Açutuba Locality, Lower Negro River, Brazil (with
JBPetersen and EGNeves). 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference
on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Philadelphia.
1995 “The Repercussive Effects of Andean Expansionism: the View from a
Distant Amazonian Frontier.” 19th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern
Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Chicago.
1995 “The Later Prehistory of the Upper Xingu Basin, Central Brazil.” 60th
Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis.
1995 “Concentric Circular Village Patterns in the Caribbean: Comparisons
from Amazonia” (MJH and J.B. Petersen). 17th Bi-annual Meeting of the
International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology, Guadeloupe, FWI.
1995 “Local Politics and Regional Identity: Social Being and Becoming in the
Upper Xingu (Brazil).” 94th Annual Meeting of the American
Anthropological Association (symposium: The Meta-Pragmatics of
Sociocultural Discourse, org. N.L. Whitehead), Washington.
1992 “Amazonian Ethnoarchaeology: Archaeology, History and the
Ethnographic Present.” 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for American
Archaeology (symposium: Twenty-five Years of South American
Archaeology: Resume and Prospect, org. P.G. Roe), St. Louis.
1992 “Epidemic Disease and Demographic Stress in the Upper Xingu of
Southeastern Amazonia: Implications for an Archaeology of
European/Amerindian Contact” (MJH and C. Barreto). 57th Annual
Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Pittsburgh.
1991 “Early Evidence for Horticulture in Northern New England: Recent
Investigations at the Skitchewaug Site” (MJH and J.B. Petersen), 56th
Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans.
1990 “The Boucher Site: A Preliminary Summary of Site-Specific Mortuary
Practices” (MJH, J.B. Petersen and L.A. Basa). 30th Annual Meeting of the
Northeastern Anthropological Association, Burlington.
1990 “Toward an Understanding of Status, Role and Gender Differences in the
Middlesex Mortuary Complex” (MJH and J.B. Petersen). 57th Annual
Meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation, Columbus.
1990 “Some Considerations of Relative Status during the Early Woodland
Period of Northeastern North America” (MJH and J.B. Petersen). 89th
Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington.
1989 “The Ritual Use of Personal Adornment in the Early Woodland Period”
(MJH, J.B. Petersen and L.A. Basa). 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for
American Archaeology, Atlanta.
1989 “The Boucher Site: Implications for Mortuary Variability during the Early
Woodland Period” (MJH and J.B. Petersen). 27th Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Archaeological Association, Fredricton, NB.
1988 “Investigations at the Skitchewaug Site: A Multi-component Site in the
Upper Connecticut Valley” (MJH and J.B. Petersen). 19th Annual Meeting
of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation, Toronto.
1987 “Perishable Fiber Industries at the Boucher Site, Franklin County,
Vermont.” Vermont Archaeological Society, St. Albans.
Invited Single Lectures and One-Time Conferences:
2009 Amazonian Deep Histories: A Case Study from the Upper Xingu.
Participant Contribution: SAR Seminar on Deep History (T. Pauketat and
J. Robb, organizers), Santa Fe (10/09)
2009 Garden Cities of Old Amazonia. Environmental Studies and
Anthropology Colloquia Series, Tulane University (03/03).
2008 “The Fractal Forest: Person, Place, and Polity in the Southern Amazon.”
Social Life of Forests Conference, University of Chicago (05/08).
2008 “Entrando na Agora: Arqueologias, Presente, Passado e Futuro.”
Antropologia em Foco, Univ. Federal do Pará, Belém, Brazil (09/08).
2008 “Amazonian Archaeologies: Tropical Forest Bodies and Built
Environments,” Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois,
2007 “Ancient Amazonian Urbanism, or What?” Cotsen Institute of Archaeology,
2007 “Arqueologia com Povos Indígenas em Amazonia.” Seminário Internacional
de Gestão de Patrimônio Arqueológico Pan-Amazônica, Manaus (11/07).
2006 “Variation and Comparison of Amazonian Complex Societies.” University
of St. Andrews, Scotland (10/06).
2006 “Anthropology as Meeting Place: Perspective, Voice, and Dialogue in
Amazonian Studies.” University of Vermont (02/06).
2006 “Polity and Personhood in Ancient Amazonia.” Binghamton University,
2006 “An Amazonian Odyssey: James Petersen and the Central Amazon
Project.” Amazon and Vermont: A Symposium in Honor of James B.
Petersen. University of Vermont (10/06).
2006 “Feathers: Nature, Culture, and the Body in Amazonia.” Fleming Museum,
Burlington, Vermont (08/06).
2005 “Human Agency and Anthropogenic Landscapes in Amazonia:
Organization and Scale of Southern Amazonian Complex Societies.”
Santa Fe Institute symposium “Long-term Cycles of Environmental and
Cultural Change in the Neotropics,” Florianopolis, Brazil (05/05; in SFI
newsletter “Amazonia‟s Hidden Civilizations,” Winter 06).
2005 “A Pré-História do Alto Xingu.” Seminário: Povos Indígenas das
Américas. Memorial dos Povos Indígenas, Brasília, Brazil (04/05).
2005 “A Complexidade Sociopolitica: Materialidade e o „Built Environment‟ na
Amazonia.” Museu Goeldi, Belém, Brazil (5/05).
2005 Participant: SAR Short Seminar, Cycles of Human-Environment Change in
Lowland Latin America, George Gumerman, org. SAR, Santa Fe (02/05).
2004 “Culture History and Landscape Transformation in PreColumbian
Amazonia: an overview.” STINASU, Paramaribo, Suriname (7/04).
2004 “A arqueologia da imaginário ameríndio: perspectivas no longo prazo.”
Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (6/04).
2003 “Seeing the Forest Beyond the Trees: Changing Perspectives on
Personhood, Polity, and Landscape in Indigenous Amazonia.” University
of Chicago (2/2/04)
2003 “History, Ecology, and Alterity: Visualizing Polity in Ancient Amazonia.”
Harvard University (10/01/03).
2003 “Amazonia 1492, Floresta Pristina ou Paisagem Cultural.” Nacional, Univ.
Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (5/03).
2003 “Amazonia 1492, Floresta Pristina ou Paisagem Cultural.” Museu Goeldi
2003 “Amazonia 1492, Pristine Forest or Cultural Parklands?: New Data from
the Upper Xingu and Implications for Conservation.” Tropical
Conservation and Development Program, Univ. of Florida (4/03).
2002 “Visualizing Deep Ecological History in Amazonia: Landscape and
Polity.” In “The Future of the Rainforest: Does the Past Show the Way to
the Future?” Grinnell College (2/02).
2002 “Ecology, Alterity, and History in the Southern Amazon, AD 1000-2000.”
Historical Ecology in the Neo-tropics, organized by W. Balée, Tulane
2002 “Further Observations on Person, Place, and Memory: An Archaeology of
the Body in the Upper Xingu.” Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
2002 “Disinterring Hidden Voices of the Past: The Amazon, the Tropics, and
the Historical Imagination.” Cultural Studies Concentration, Latin
American Studies, Colloquium Series, Univ. of Florida (4/02).
2002 “The Arawak Diaspora.” Univeridade de Sao Paulo (3/02).
2002 “Nature, Culture, and the Fractal Person in Amazonia.” Florida
Anthropology Student Association Colloquium Series, University of Florida
2001 “The Ecology of Power: Personhood and Polity in Amazonia.” Invited
lecture for “Faire de Continu et Discontinu” Université de Paris, Nanterre
2001 “Agriculture and Sedentism in Late Woodland New England.”
Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series, Univ. of Florida (04/01).
2000 “Rethinking the Arawak Diaspora: Hierarchy, Regionality, and the
Arawak Sub-stratum of Ancient Amazonia.” Invited for conference
Comparative Arawak Histories, organized by F. Santos-Granero and J.
Hill, Smithsonian Tropical Forest Research Institute, Panama City, Panama
2000 “A Ecologia de Poder: Sociedades Amazonicas nas Vesperas de Cabral.”
Amazonia 500 Anos, Museu Goeldi, Belém, Brazil (4/00).
2000 “Boucher: Ritual, Gender, and Cultural Aesthetic in the Early
Woodland.” Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
2000 “Nature, Culture, State in Amazonia: Death of an Anthropological Myth
(the Tropical Forest Tribe).” Invited lecture in Series “Reflections on
Amazonia: Impacts of Amazonian Research on the Development of the
Social Sciences and Arts,” organized by Darrell Posey, Oxford University,
1999 “Ancient Complex Societies of the Amazon.” The George Washington
University, Washington, DC (01/99).
1999 “A Tale of Two Villages: Rethinking Power and Place in Amazonia.”
Department of Anthropology, Univ. of Florida (01/99).
1999 “Surplus and Sociopolitical Complexity: What is the Relationship in
Amazonia.” Florida Museum of Natural History, UFlorida (10/99).
1998 “A Tale of Two Villages: Historical Reflections on Ethnographic
Archetypes in Amazonia.” Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series of the
Department of Anthropology, Univ. of Vermont, Burlington (11/98).
1998 “História cultural das línguas Karib.” Seminário de Estudos das Línguas
Karib (orgs. B. Franchetto and E. Camargo), Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal
do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (10/98).
1998 “O enigma das grandes cidades: o corpo e o estado Ameríndia.” Invited
Lecture for series “A Outra Margem do Occidente. Brazil Quinhentos
Anos: Experiência e Destino”; Fundação Nacional de Arte; Ministério da
Cultura, Rio de Janeiro (9/98) and São Paulo (10/98).
1998 “Memôria, patrimônio e consciência pública: o papel de museu no século
XXI.” Opening lecture of the 180th Anniversary Celebration of the Museu
Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (6/98).
1998 “Monuments and Memories: The Socialization of Nature and Landscape
in Southern Amazonia.” Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro,
1998 “Pré-história do médio Solimões.” In symposium Os Ticunas Hoje:
direções e perspectivas da pesquisa etnológica, Nacional, Univ. Federal do
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (5/98).
1998 Hierárquia e economia política em Amazônia (parte II): o rio amazonas no
século XV. Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (5/98).
1997 “Hierárquia e economia política em Amazônia (parte I): reflexões
arqueológicas em arcetipos etnológicos.” Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal do
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (11/97).
1997 “The Fractal Person: Escala, Visibilidade e Holismo em Antropologia.”
Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (11/97).
1997 “Guerra, aliança e comércio précolumbiano na Amazônia meridional:
implicações para o desenvolvimento de estruturas sociopolíticas.” Museu
Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (5/97).
1997 “Investigações arqueológicas na Amazonia central.” Museu Nacional, Rio
de Janeiro (5/97).
1996 “Etno-arqueologia no Alto Xingu.” Museu Goeldi, Belém, Brazil (4/96).
1996 “Etno-arqueologia no Alto Xingu.” Museu Nacional, Univ. Federal do Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil (3/96).
1996 “Etno-arqueologia no Alto Xingu.” Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia,
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (3/96).
1994 “As Relações entre antropologia e arqueologia no estudo dos povos
amazônicos.” Museu Antropológico, Univ. Federal de Bahia, Salvador,
1994 “Estudos etno-arqueológicas no sudeste de Amazônia.” Museu
Antropológico, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, Brazil (5/94).
1994 “Arqueologia, história e o presente etnografico: un ensaio no estudo de
mudança e continuidade cultural no longo prazo.” Museu Nacional, Univ.
Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (4/94).
1992 “Columbian Consequences: Post-Columbian Cultural Change on the
Eastern Coasts of North and South America.” Invited lecture series,
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh (3/92).