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Manuel Arroyo-Kalin

 Research Interests

  • South American pre-Columbian history
  • Historical Ecology and Landscape History
  • Human Niche-Building, Plant Cultivation
  • Anthropogenic soils

Current project

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2011-2014
    A Landscape Provocation: towards a Human History of pre-Columbian Amazonia
    'A Landscape Provocation' is a scholarly project that seeks to develop an account of the human history of the world’s largest rainforest - Amazonia - from the vantage point of historical ecology, bio-social complexity, and landscape evolution. 
  • Lathrap Colloquium: details to be announced

Educational Background

  • PhD Archaeology (University of Cambridge, 2008)
  • MPhil Archaeological Science (University of Cambridge, 1999)
  • Licentiate in Anthropology, specialising in Archaeology (Universidad de Chile, 1998)

Editorship

Edited volumes

Journal articles

  • Arroyo-Kalin M (2012) Slash-burn-and-churn: Landscape History and Crop cultivation in pre-Columbian Amazonia. Quaternary International 249:4–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2011.08.004
  • Arroyo-Kalin M (2010) The Amazonian Formative: crop domestication and anthropogenic soils. Diversity 2(4): 473-504. Special issue edited by William Balée Long-Term Anthropic Influences on the Diversity of Amazonian Landscapes and Biota.
  • Feathers JK, R Kipnis, LB Piló, M Arroyo-Kalin, DK Coblentz (2010) How old is Luzia? Luminescence dating and stratigraphic integrity at Lapa Vermelha, Lagoa Santa, Brazil. Geoarchaeology 25(4):395-436.
  • Araújo AGM, JK Feathers, M Arroyo-Kalin, MM Tizuka (2008) Lapa das Boleiras rockshelter: stratigraphy and formation processes at a Paleoamerican site in Central Brazil. Journal of Archaeological Science 35(12): 3186-3202.
  • Morello F, M Arroyo-Kalin, Borrero LA, Torres J, Massone M, Cárdenas P, Bahamonde G (2009) Nuevas evidencias de cazadores recolectores terrestres del Holoceno Medio y Tardío en Tierra del Fuego: el sitio Cabo Monmouth 20. Magallania 37(2): 193-205.

Book chapters

  • Arroyo-Kalin, M (2014) Amazonian Dark Earths, Geoarchaeology. In C. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Vol 1, pp. 168-178. New York: Springer.
  • Arroyo-Kalin, M (2014) Anthropogenic Sediments and Soils. In C. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Vol 1, pp. 279-284. New York: Springer.
  • Arroyo-Kalin, M (2014) Biography of Charles A I French. In C. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Vol 4, pp. 2918-2920. New York: Springer.
  • Arroyo-Kalin M (2010) A domesticação na paissagem: os solos antropogênicos e o Formativo na Amazônia. Pereira E and Guapindaia V (eds) Arqueologia Amazônica 2. Belém, Museu Goeldi.
  • Arroyo-Kalin M, (2009) Steps towards an ecology of landscape: the pedo-stratigraphy of anthropogenic dark earths. In: Woods, WI, W Teixeira, J Lehmann, C Steiner, A WinklerPrins, L Rebellato (eds) Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek's Vision. Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp 33-83.
  • Arroyo-Kalin M, EG Neves, WI Woods (2009) Anthropogenic dark earths of the Central Amazon region: remarks on their evolution and polygenetic composition. Woods, WI, W Teixeira, J Lehmann, C Steiner, A WinklerPrins, L Rebellato (eds) Amazonian Dark Earths: Wim Sombroek's Vision. Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp 99-125.
  • Arroyo-Kalin, M (2005) An outgoing outcome, a surrounding world: materiality, agency and history. In DeMarrais, E, C Gosden, C Renfrew, (eds) Rethinking Materiality: the Engagement of Mind with the Material World. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs, pp 73-79.
  • Ruivo MdLP, M Arroyo-Kalin, CER Schaefer, HT Costi, SHDS Arcanjo, HN Lima, MM Pulleman, D Creutzberg (2003) The use of micromorphology for the study of the formation and properties of Amazonian Dark Earths. In: Lehmann, J, D Kern, B Glaser, W Woods (eds) Amazonian Dark Earths. Origins, Properties and Management. Dordrecht, Kluwer Press, pp 243-254.
Manuel Arroyo-Kalin

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