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Professor José Iriarte

Publications

Books

with T Denham, L Vrydaghs, Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives, Walnut, California, Left Coast Press, 2007.

Articles

with Watling J, Mayle FE, Schaan D, Pessenda LCR, Loader NJ, Street-Perrott FA, Dickau RE, Damasceno A, Ranzi A, Impact of pre-Columbian geoglyph builders on Amazonian forests, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 114, no. 8, 2017, 1868-1873

with Robinson M, De Souza JG, Marozzi O, Scheel-Ybert R, Moiety specific wood selection in funerary ritual for the southern proto-Jê, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, vol. 11, 2017, 237-244

with Carson JF, Mayle FE, Whitney BS, Soto JD, Pre-Columbian ring ditch construction and land use on a 'chocolate forest island' in the Bolivian Amazon, Journal of Quaternary Science, vol. 31, no. 4, 2016, 337-347

with Zangerlé A, Renard D, Suarez Jimenez LE, Adame Montoya KL, Juilleret J, McKey D, The Surales, Self-Organized Earth-Mound Landscapes Made by Earthworms in a Seasonal Tropical Wetland, PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no. 5, 2016, e0154269-e0154269

with Ball T, Chandler-Ezell K, Dickau R, Duncan N, Hart TC, Lentfer C, Logan A, Lu H, Madella M, Phytoliths as a tool for investigations of agricultural origins and dispersals around the world, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 68, 2016, 32-45

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

with Watling J, Whitney BS, Consuelo E, Mayle F, Castro W, Schaan D, Feldpausch TR, 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, vol. 226, 2016, 30-43

with Gregorio de Souza J, Robinson M, Corteletti R, Cárdenas ML, Wolf S, Mayle F, DeBlasis P, Understanding the Chronology and Occupation Dynamics of Oversized Pit Houses in the Southern Brazilian Highlands., PLoS One, vol. 11, no. 7, 2016

with Corteletti R, Dickau R, DeBlasis P, Revisiting the economy and mobility of southern proto-Jê (Taquara-Itararé) groups in the southern Brazilian highlands: starch grain and phytoliths analyses from the Bonin site, Urubici, Brazil, Journal of Archaoelogical Science, vol. 58, Elsevier, 2015, 46-61

with Carson JF, Watling J, Mayle FE, Whitney BS, Prumers H, Soto D, Pre-Columbian land use in the ring-ditch region of the Bolivian Amazon. The Holocene., The Holocene, 2015

with Mayle FE, Integrated palaeoecology and archaeology - a powerful approach for understanding pre-Columbian Amazonia, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 51, 2014, 54-64

with Carson JF, Whitney BS, Mayle FE, Prumers H, Soto JD, Watling J, Reply to Silva: Dynamic human-vegetation-climate interactions at forest ecotones during the late-Holocene in lowland South America, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 111, no. 37, 2014, E3833-E3833

with Carson JF, Whitney B, Mayle RE, Prumers H, Watling J, Environmental impact of geometric earthwork construction in pre-Columbian Amazonia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences India Section B - Biological Sciences, vol. 111, 2014, 10947-10502

with Dickau R, Whitney BS, Mayle FE, Soto JD, Metcalfe P, Street-Perrott FA, Loader NJ, Ficken KJ, Killeen TJ, Differentiation of neotropical ecosystems by modern soil phytolith assemblages and its implications for palaeoenvironmental and archaeological reconstructions, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, vol. 193, 2013, 15-37

with Watling J, Phytoliths from the coastal savannas of French Guiana, Quaternary International, vol. 287, 2013, 162-180

with Dickau R, AS CULTURAS DO MILHO? ARQUEOBOTaNICA DAS SOCIEDADES HIDRÁULICAS DAS TERRAS BAIXAS SUL-AMERICANAS, Amazônica - Revista de Antropologia, vol. 4, no. 1, 2012, 30-30

with Power MJ, Rostain S, Mayle FE, Jones H, Watling J, Whitney BS, McKey DB, Fire-free land use in pre-1492 Amazonian savannas., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 109, no. 17, 2012, 6473-6478

with Dillehay TD, Bonavia D, Goodbred S, Pino M, Vasquez V, Tham TR, Conklin W, Splitstoser J, Piperno D, Chronology, mound-building and environment at Huaca Prieta, Coastal Peru, from 13 700 to 4000 years ago, Antiquity, vol. 86, no. 331, 2012, 48-70

with Whitney BS, Rushton EC, Carson JF, Mayle FE, An improved methodology for the recovery of Zea mays and other large crop pollen, with implications for environmental archaeology in the Neotropics, The Holocene: a major interdisciplinary journal focusing on recent environmental change, vol. 22, SAGE Publications, 2012, 1087-1096

with Renard D, Birk J, Rostain S, Glaser B, Ecological engineers ahead of their time: The functioning of pre-Columbian raised-field agriculture and its potential contributions to sustainability today, Ecological Engineering, vol. 45, 2011, 30-44

with Gessert S, Rios R, Behling H, Late Holocene vegetation and environmental dynamics of the Araucaria forest in Misiones Province, NE Argentina, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, vol. 166, 2011, 29-37

with McKey D, Rostain S, Glaser B, Birk JJ, Holst I, Renard D, Pre-Columbian agricultural landscapes, ecosystem engineers, and self-organized patchiness in Amazonia., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 107, no. 17, 2010, 7823-7828

with Glaser B, Watling J, Wainwright A, Birk J, Renard D, Rostain S, McKey D, Late Holocene Neotropical agricultural landscapes: Phytolith and stable carbon isotope analysis of raised fields from French Guianan coastal savannahs, Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 37, Elvesier, 2010, 2984-2994

Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives . Tim Denham , José Iriarte , Luc Vrydaghs, Journal of Anthropological Research, vol. 65, no. 2, 2009, 348-350

with Piperno DR, Ranere AJ, Holst I, Dickau R, Starch grain and phytolith evidence for early ninth millennium B.P. maize from the Central Balsas River Valley, Mexico., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 106, no. 13, 2009, 5019-5024

with Alonso E, Phytolith Analysis of selected native plants and modern soils from southeastern Uruugay and its implications for paleoenvironmental and archaeological reconstruction, Quaternary International, vol. 193, 2009, 99-123

Narrowing the gap: Exploring the diversity of early food producing economies in the Americas, Current Anthropology, vol. 50, no. 5, University of Chicago, 2009, 677-680

with Gillam C, Marozzi O, Monumental burials and memorial feasting: An example from the southern Brazilian highlands, Antiquity, vol. 82, 2008, 947-961

with Behling H, The expansion of Araucaria forest in the southern Brazilian highlands during the last 4000 years and its implications for the development of the Taquara / Itarare Tradition, Environmental Archaeology, vol. 12, no. 2, 2007, 115-127

with Piperno D, Moreno E, Holst I, Lachinett M, Jones JG, Ranere A, Castanzo R, Late Pleistocene and Holocene environmental history of the Iguala Valley, Central Balsas Watershed of Mexico, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 104, no. 29, 2007, 874-11881

Landscape transformation, mounded villages, and adopted cultigens: the rise of early Formative communities in south-eastern Uruguay, World Archaeology, vol. 38, no. 4, 2006, 644-663

Vegetation and climatic change since 14,810 14 C yr BP in southeastern Uruguay and its implications for the rise of early Formative societies., Quaternary Research, vol. 65, no. 1, 2006, 20-32

with Holst I, Listopad C, Marozzi O, Evidence for cultivar adoption and emerging complexity during the Mid-Holocene in the La Plata Basin, Nature, vol. 432, no. 7017, 2004, 614-617

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, vol. 30, 2003, 1085-1094

with Maezumi SY, Power MJ, Mayle FE, McLauchan K, Effects of past climate variability on fire and vegetation in the cerrãdo savanna of the Huanchaca Mesetta, NE Bolivia, Climates in the Past

with Whitney BS, Dickau R, Mayle FE, Soto D, Pre-Columbian raised-field agriculture and land use in the Bolivian Amazon, The Holocene

Emergent social complexity, co-produced landscapes and regional interactions in the Rio de la Plata Basin during the mid and late Holocene, Journal of Archaeological Research

with Robinson M, Gregorio de Souza J, Corteletti R, Ulguim P, Fradley M, Cardenas M, DeBlasis P, Mayle F, Scunderlick D, Moities and mortuary mounds: Dualism at a mound and enclosure complex in the southern Brazilian highlands, Latin American Antiquity, Society for American Archaeology

with Khan S, Aragao L, A UAV-Lidar System to Map Amazonian Rainforest and its Ancient Landscape Transformations, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Taylor & Francis

with Moehlecke Cope S, Fradley M, Lockhart JJ, Gillam JC, Sacred landscapes of the southern Brazillian highlands: understanding southern proto-Je mound and enclosure complexes, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, vol. 32, 74-96

with Richard Smith RS, Jonas Gregorio de Souza JS, Francis Mayle FM, Bronwen Whitney BW, Macarena Cardenas MC, Joy Singarayer JS, John Carson JC, Shovonlal Roy SR, Paul Valdes PV, Out of Amazonia: Late Holocene Climate Change and the Tupi-Guarani Trans-Continental Expansion, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Royal Society, The

with Dickau R, Bruno M, Prumers H, Jaime C, Mayle F, Archaeobotanical remains from habitation sites in the Llanos de Mojos, El Beni, Bolivia, Journal of Archaeological Sciences, vol. 39, 357-370

with Grobman A, Bonavia D, Dillehay T, Piperno D, Holst I, Preceramic maize from Paredones and Huaca Prita, Peru., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, vol. 109, 1755-1759

with Whitney BS, Mayle FE, J H Walker, Soto D, Pre-Columbian raised-field agriculture and land use in the Bolivian Amazon, The Holocene, vol. 24, 231-241

with Whitney BS, Dickau R, Mayle FE, Soto D, Pre-Columbian landscape impact and agriculture in the Monumental Mound region of the Llanos de Moxos, lowland Bolivia, Quaternary Research, vol. 80, 207-217

with Power MJ, Rostain S, Mayle FE, Jones H, Watling J, Whitney B, McKey D, Fire-free land use in pre-1492 Amazonian savannas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, vol. 109, 6473-6478

Chapters

Emerging food-production systems in the La Plata Basin: The Los Ajos site, in Deham T, Iriarte J, Vrydaghs L (eds) Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives, Walnut, California: Left Coast Press, 2007

New perspectives on early plant domestication and the development of agriculture in the Americas, in Deham T, Iriarte J, Vrydaghs L (eds) Rethinking Agriculture: Archaeological and Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives, California: Left Coast Press, 2007, 167-188

Reviews

with Holst I, Marozzi O, Listotad C, Alonso E, Rinderknecht A, MontaNa J, Commentary on Mounds from the Merin lagoon basin: Time, space and society, Latin American Antiquity, vol. 19, no. 3, 2008, 317-324

Articles in press

with DeBlasis P, de Souza JG, Corteletti R, Emergent Complexity, Changing Landscapes, and Spheres of Interaction in Southeastern South America During the Middle and Late Holocene, Journal of Archaeological Research, 2016, 1-63