Max Planck Research Group on Plant Foods in Hominin Dietary Ecology


Célia Helena C. Boyadjian Bio    CV    Publications

Education:

2004 Bachelor and Teaching degrees in Biological Sciences - Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
2007 MSc Biological Sciences (Genetic Biology) – Universidade de São Paulo (USP),Brazil.
Dissertation: Microfossils from dental calculus as evidence of plant use in Jabuticabeira II(SC) and Moraes (SP) Shell Mounds.
Committee: Karl Reinhard (UNL-USA), Regina Mingroni Neto (IB-USP) and Sabine Eggers (advisor).
2012 Ph.D. Biological Sciences (Genetic Biology) – Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
Thesis: Analysis and identification of plant microfossils from dental calculus for the reconstruction of shellmound builder´s diet: case study of Jabuticabeira II, SC.
Committee: Maria Mercedes Okumura (MAE-USP), Paulo DeBlasis (MAE-USP), Rita Scheel-Ybert (co-advisor; MN-UFRJ), Sabine Eggers (advisor), Walter Neves (IB-USP).


Teaching experience:

2004 Bachelor and Teaching degrees in Biological Sciences - Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
2007 MSc Biological Sciences (Genetic Biology) – Universidade de São Paulo (USP),Brazil.
Dissertation: Microfossils from dental calculus as evidence of plant use in Jabuticabeira II(SC) and Moraes (SP) Shell Mounds.
Committee: Karl Reinhard (UNL-USA), Regina Mingroni Neto (IB-USP) and Sabine Eggers (advisor).
2012 Ph.D. Biological Sciences (Genetic Biology) – Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
Thesis: Analysis and identification of plant microfossils from dental calculus for the reconstruction of shellmound builder´s diet: case study of Jabuticabeira II, SC.
Committee: Maria Mercedes Okumura (MAE-USP), Paulo DeBlasis (MAE-USP), Rita Scheel-Ybert (co-advisor; MN-UFRJ), Sabine Eggers (advisor), Walter Neves (IB-USP).


Grants and Schollarships:

2005-2007 Fundação de Amparo `a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp), Brazil.
2008-2011 Fundação de Amparo `a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Fapesp), Brazil.
2009 Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) – PDEE (6 months research exchange).
2013 Postdoc stipendium foreing researcher


Reviewer:

Journal of Archaeological Science

Visits to other institutions:

2006 University of Vienna, Austria – 1 month research exchange (supervision Matthias Kucera, Martin Fera, Doris Pany-Kucera).
2009 University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), USA – 6 months research exchange (Ph.D. Co-advisor: Karl J. Reinhard).
2011 Museu Nacional UFRJ, Brazil – 3 months research exchange (Ph.D. Co-advisor: Rita Scheel-Ybert).

Other activities:

2001-2003 Curation of skeletons from Jabuticabeira II and Moraes archaeological sites, Laboratório de Antropologia Biológica, USP, Brazil.
2003-2013 Educational activity: Participation in the production and development of didactic kits (miniature burials from different contexts): “Archaeology goes to school”. Activity presented in many different educational institutes, schools and cientific events. Leader: Sabine Eggers.
2003 Participation in archaeological excavation: Capelinha site. Itajaí, São Paulo State, Brazil. Leader: Levy Figuti.
2004 Trainee in Microbiology, Air Free Company/Brazil (Out-Dec).
2006 Participation in archaeological excavations:
  • Jabuticabeira II site. Jaguaruna, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Leaders: Paulo DeBlasis and Levy Figuti.
  • Iron age site, Schwarzenbach, Austria. Leaders: Wolfgang Neubauer, Martin Fera, Mathias Kucera.
2007 Interviews on Discovery News, USA (March): “Unbrushed Teeth Reveal Ancient Diets” and “Ear Bones Suggest Prehistory Aquatic”.
2009 Collaboration: Pollen and phytolith analysis of Pachacamac (Peruvian site) intestinal contents and coprolites. University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA. Leader: Karl Reinhard.
Participation in a Forensic case (Nov-Dec). University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA. Leader: Karl Reinhard.
2012 Interview on Univesp TV, São Paulo, Brazil (May): didactic activity “Archaeology goes to School”.
2012-2013 Participation in the Organizing Committee of the 5o. Encontro Latinoamericano de Fitólitos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.