Professor José Iriarte
Professor of Archaeology
Telephone: 01392 724513
José Iriarte is an archaeologist and palaeoethnobotanist whose principal research interests are the investigation of coupled human environment systems in the Neotropics and subtropics of Latin America, plant domestication and the development of agricultural landscapes, and the emergence of complex societies in the Americas.
He currently directs the ERC funded project Pre-Columbian Amazon Scale-Transformations (2014-2018) , the Je Landscapes of southern Brazil: Ecology, Power and History in a transitional landscapes during the Holocene project funded by AHRC-FAPESP (2014-2017), The origins of plant domestication in the upper Madeira River basin in lowland South America (NERC-2015-2016) and collaborates with Gill Jullef on the UKIERI project Climate and Culture: Environmental contextualisation of the development of human society in Western and Central India (2015-2016).