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Presentations:

Bérubé, Éloi   2018    “A Story of Persistence: Paleoethnobotanical Study of the Colonial Site of Achiutla, Oaxaca, Mexico.” Session: Creating Foodscapes in Colonial and Imperial Contexts: Food, Cuisines and Food Environments in Global Perspectives.  Organizers: Ana Delgado Hervás, Merixtell Ferrer Martín, and Guido Pezzarossi. 24th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Barcelona.

Morell-Hart, Shanti    2018    Discussant.  Session: Emerging from the Shadow of the Ceiba: Recent Research in Maya Paleoethnobotany.  Organizers: Mario Zimmerman and Jessica Devio. Society for American Archaeology 83rd annual meetings, Washington, DC.

Morell-Hart, Shanti    2018    “Changing Plant Economies and Diverse Plant Practices at Piedras Negras.” Session: Piedras Negras Revisited: War, Economy, and Population in the Great Classic Maya River Kingdom.  Organizers: Andrew K. Scherer and Charles Golden. Society for American Archaeology 83rd annual meetings, Washington, DC.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2018    “Understanding Foodways through Paleoethnobotany.”  Lecture given in “Diet and Nutrition” (Anthro 4DN3) course. McMaster University. Instructor: Luseadra McKerracher.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2017    “Gastronomic Heritage of Colonial America and the Stakes of Antiquity.” Session: Food and Drink: Past, Present and Future.  Organizers: Guy Duke and Guido Pezzarossi. American Anthropological Association 116th annual meetings, Washington, DC.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2017    “Ancient Foods and Gastronomic Heritage.”  Sally Weaver Award Lecture, University of Waterloo.  Waterloo, ON.

Urquizu, Monica, Charles Golden, Andrew K. Scherer, Griselda Perez Robles, Shanti Morell-Hart, James Doyle, Alejandra Roche Recinos, Mallory Matsumoto, Omar Alcover Firpi, Max Seidita, Joshua Schnell, Jesus Alejandro Gonzalez     2017     “Resultados de la Segunda Temporada de Investigaciones del Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras-Yaxchilán, 2017.” Conference Proceedings of the XXXI Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicos en Guatemala, 2017. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2017    “Ancient Maya Foodstuffs: Agents and Matter, Medium and Message.” Session: Parsing Posthumanism. Organizers: Craig N. Cipolla and Oliver Harris.  Theoretical Archaeology Group Annual Meetings, Toronto, ON.

Bérubé, Éloi  2017      “L’alimentation des Mixtèques lors de l’époque coloniale : Une étude archéobotanique à Achiutla, Oaxaca, Mexique.” Session: Archéologues québécois à l’international. Organisateurs : Ariane Pépin et Laurence Pouliot. 36e colloque annuel de l’Association des archéologues du Québec, Montréal, QC. 

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2017     “Ancient Maya Foodstuffs: Agents and Matter, Medium and Message.” Session: Parsing Posthumanism. Organizers: Craig N. Cipolla and Oliver Harris.  Theoretical Archaeology Group annual meetings, Toronto, ON.

Morell-Hart, Shanti 2017     “Ethnoecology, Gastronomic Heritage, and the Ever-Present Past.”  Lecture series of Environmental Studies and Anthropology, Rhode Island College. Providence, RI.

Reilly, Sophie  2017      “Plants in Ancient Pots: A Comparative Study of Paleoethnobotanical Results from Unwashed and Washed Ceramics.”  Poster Session: South America II. Society for American Archaeology 82nd annual meetings, Vancouver, BC

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2017     “Flora, Ethnoecology, and Foodways in the Land of the Sky.”  Session: In the Land of the Sky: Recent Interdisciplinary Archaeological Research in the Lower Río Verde, Oaxaca. Organizers: Arthur A. Joyce and Sarah B. Barber.  Society for American Archaeology 82nd annual meetings, Vancouver, BC.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2017     “Ancient Maya Botanical Foodstuffs: Medium and Message.”  Session: Feast or Famine: The Social Uses of Food in Ancient Maya Culture.  Organizer: Traci Ardren.  Society for American Archaeology 82nd annual meetings, Vancouver, BC.

Bérubé, Éloi,  Shanti Morell-Hart, and Sophie Reilly  2017     “Arts and Sciences of Ancient Plants at McMaster University.” Session: Foundations for Innovation: The Past, Present, and Future of Archaeological Science at McMaster.  Organizers: Andrew P. Roddick and Aubrey Cannon. Society for American Archaeology 82nd annual meetings, Vancouver, BC.

King, Stacie, Shanti Morell-Hart, and Elizabeth Konwest  2017     “Sacred Worlds and Pragmatic Science in the Aftermath of Conquest: The Hidden Caves of Cerro del Convento.”  Session: Mountain Towns and Crossroads: Archaeology of the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico.  Organizer: Alex E. Badillo. Society for American Archaeology 82nd annual meetings, Vancouver, BC. 

McNeil, Cameron L., Edy Barrios, Shanti Morell-Hart, Bryce Brown, and Richard Terry  2017     “Tracing Pathways of Power, Identity, and Landscape at Río Amarillo, Copan Valley, Honduras.”  Session: Copan II: The Late Classic, Terminal Classic, and Postclassic Periods.  Organizer: Edy Barrios.  Society for American Archaeology 82nd annual meetings, Vancouver, BC.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016     “Foodways, Ethnoecology, and Gastronomic Heritage in Mesoamerica.”  Lecture Series for the Archaeological Institute of America, Niagara Peninsula chapter.  Brock University, Ontario.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016     “The Dish of Theseus.” Session T-09: What Do We Mean by the Meaning of Archaeological Evidence?  Organizers: John C. Barrett and Zoe Crossland.  World Archaeological Congress (WAC-8). Kyoto, Japan.

Scherer, Andrew K., Griselda Pérez Robles, Charles W. Golden, Omar Alcover, Shanti Morell-Hart, Alejandra Roche Recinos, and Mallory Matsumoto  2016     “Resultados de la Primera Temporada de Investigaciones del Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras-Yaxchilan.” Session: Arqueología de las Tierras Bajas.  XXX Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2016. Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes, Dirección General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural.  Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016     “Cuisine at the Crossroads.” Session: The Copán Kingdom and its Political Interactions along the Southeastern Maya Frontier.  The Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016     “Ancient Foodways: From Paleoethnobotany to Gastronomic Heritage.”  The Archaeology Centre Lecture Series in conjunction with The Food and Subsistence Interest Group.  University of Toronto, Ontario.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015     “Foodways, Ethnoecology, and Gastronomic Heritage in Mesoamerica.”  Council on Archaeological Studies Lecture Series.  Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Chatters, James, Pilar Luna Erreguerena, Dominique Rissolo, Shanti Morell-Hart, and Patricia Beddows  2015     “An Overview of the Hoyo Negro Project and Its Findings.”  Session: The Hoyo Negro Project: Recent Investigations of a Submerged PaleoAmerican Cave Site in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015     “The Dish of Theseus.” Theoretical Archaeology Group annual meetings, New York, NY.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015     “Fedickschrift: Notes on a Prominent Historical Figure in Ethnoecology, Ethnoarchaeology, and Landscape Studies.”  Session: The Managed Mosaic: Papers in Honor of Scott L. Fedick.  The Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meetings, San Francisco, CA. 

 

Reports:

Bérubé, Éloi 2018     Microbotanical Data Recovered from La Consentida 2012 (LC12).  Unpublished report. McMaster Paleoethnobotany Research Facility (MPERF). Hamilton, Ontario. Project Director: Guy Hepp.

Bérubé, Éloi 2018     Assessment of the Microbotancal Potential at Mitla Albarradas.  Unpublished report. McMaster Paleoethnobotany Research Facility (MPERF). Hamilton, Ontario. Project Director: Marcus Winter.

Bérubé, Éloi 2018     Microbotanical analysis of artifacts from Cerro de la Virgen (PTRV-16).  Unpublished report. McMaster Paleoethnobotany Research Facility (MPERF). Hamilton, Ontario. Project Director: Jeffrey S. Brzezinski.

Morell-Hart, Shanti and Jesús Alejandro González Cόrdova     2017      Capítulo 18: Análisis Paleoetnobotánico de Piedras Negras.  In Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras – Yaxchilán: Informe de la Segunda Temporada de Investigación. Monica Urquizú, Andrew K. Scherer, and Charles Golden, eds. Pp. 235-251. 2017 report submitted to the Dirección General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural of the Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) of Guatemala. 

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2017     Proyecto Arqueológico Nejapa-Tavela (PANT): Macrobotanical Residues Recovered from YAU-SJL-SJL-002-E (2013).  Project Director: Stacie M. King.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2017    Capítulo XXX: Análisis Paleoetnobotánicos 2016-2017.  In Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras – Yaxchilán: Informe.  Monica Urquizú, Andrew K. Scherer, and Charles Golden, eds. Report submitted to the Dirección General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural of the Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) of Guatemala.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2017      Capítulo 13: Análisis Paleoetnobotánico.  In Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras – Yaxchilán: Informe de la Primera Temporada de Investigación. Griselda Pérez Lopez, Andrew K. Scherer, and Charles Golden, eds. Pp. 106-115. Report submitted to the Dirección General del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural of the Instituto de Antropología e Historia (IDAEH) of Guatemala.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2016        Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras-Yaxchilán (PPPNY) 2016: Sediment Sampling and Processing for Macrobotanical and Phytolith Analyses.  Project Directors: Charles Golden, Andrew K. Scherer, Griselda Pérez Lopez.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016        Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras-Yaxchilán (PPPNY) 2016:  Microbotanical Extractions from Artifacts.  Project Directors: Charles Golden, Andrew K. Scherer, Griselda Pérez Lopez.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016       Review of macrobotanical remains from Nicaraguan samples. Unpublished report. McMaster Paleoethnobotany Research Facility (MPERF).  Hamilton, Ontario.  Project Director: Clifford Brown.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2016      Results of microbotanical analysis of sediments from Buenavista (MVAP 2009) samples.  Unpublished report.  McMaster Paleoethnobotany Research Facility (MPERF).  Hamilton, Ontario.  Project Director: Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015      Proyecto Arqueológico Río Amarillo Copán (PARAC): Macrobotanical Scan of 2011 Excavation Samples.  Project Directors: Cameron McNeil and Edy Barrios.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015       Proyecto Arqueológico Río Amarillo Copán (PARAC):  2015 Microbotanical Extractions from Artifacts.  Project Directors: Cameron McNeil and Edy Barrios.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2015       Proyecto Río Verde: Resultados del Análisis Paleoetnobotánico de Fracciones Ligeras de Flotación, 2014.  Project Report submitted to the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.  Mexico City, Mexico.       

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015        Proyecto Río Verde: Results from 2014 Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Light Fraction Samples.  Project Directors: Arthur Joyce and Sarah Barber.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2013        Inventory of Macrobotanical Samples from the Cerro del Convento Site, Oaxaca, Mexico. Unpublished report.  Project Director: Stacie King.

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2012        Analysis of Macrobotanical Samples from the Late Pleistocene Hoyo Negro Site, (TP-M 001.1), Quintana Roo, Mexico.  Report submitted to Dominique Rissolo, Waitt Institute.

 

Publications:

Reilly, Sophie  2017      Meals in Motion: A Study of Foodways using Ceramic and Botanical Datasets in Late Formative and Tiwanaku Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia.  M.A. Thesis.  Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

Bérubé, Éloi  2017        Mixtec Foodways in Achiutla: Continuity through Time. A Paleoethnobotanical Study Comparing the Postclassic and Early Colonial Diet. M.A. Thesis.  Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.

Chatters, James C., Dominique Rissolo, Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., Brian M. Kemp, Alejandro Alvarez, Alberto Nava-Blank, Franco Attolini, Patricia A. Beddows, Eduard Reinhardt, Shawn Kovacs, Shawn Collins, Shanti Morell-Hart, Roberto Chávez-Arce, Susan Bird, and Pilar Luna Erreguerena   2017             Hoyo Negro: Tapping the Paleoanthropological and Paleoecological Potential of a Deeply Submerged, Underground Chamber on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. In The Archaeology of Underwater Caves.  Peter Campbell, Editor.  Oxbow Books.

Farahani, Alan, Katherine L. Chiou, Rob Q. Cuthrell, Anna Harkey, Shanti Morell-Hart, Christine A. Hastorf, and Payson D. Sheets  2017         Exploring Culinary Practices through GIS Modeling at Joya de Cerén, El Salvador. In Social Perspectives from Environmental Archaeology Data: Food, Place, and People.  Maria Bruno and Matthew Sayre, editors.  Springer.

Scherer, Andrew K., Griselda Pérez Robles, Charles W. Golden, Shanti Morell-Hart, Omar Alcover, Alejandra Roche Recinos, and Mallory Matsumoto  2016         Resultados de la Primera Temporada de Investigaciones del Proyecto Paisaje Piedras Negras-Yaxchilán. In Conference Proceedings of the XXX Simposio de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en Guatemala, 2016.  Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Herlich, Jessica and Shanti Morell-Hart   2015        Visualization and Collaborative Practice in Paleoethnobotany.  SAA Archaeological Record 15(4):24-30.

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2015      The Scene of Disciplined Seeing.  Then Dig (online journal). http://arf.berkeley.edu/then-dig/2015/06/the-scene-of-disciplined-seeing/

Morell-Hart, Shanti  2015        Paleoethnobotanical Analysis, Post-Processing.  In Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany.  Jade D'Alpoim Guedes, John Marston, and Christina Warinner, editors. Pp. 371-390. University Press of Colorado.

Morehart, Christopher and Shanti Morell-Hart   2015      Beyond the Ecofact: Toward a Social Paleoethnobotany in Mesoamerica. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 22(2):483-511.

Chatters, James C., Douglas J. Kennett, Yemane Asmerom, Brian M. Kemp, Victor Polyak, Alberto Nava Blank, Patricia Beddows, Eduard Reinhardt, Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales, Deborah A. Bolnik, Ripan S. Malhi, Brendan Culleton, Pilar Luna Erreguerena, Shanti Morell-Hart, Dominique Rissolo, and Thomas W. Stafford   2014         Late Pleistocene Human Skeleton and mtDNA Links Paleoamericans and Modern Native Americans.  Science 344(6185):750-754.

Morell-Hart, Shanti, Rosemary A. Joyce and John S. Henderson   2014          Multi-proxy Analysis of Plant Use at Formative Period Los Naranjos, Honduras.  Latin American Antiquity 25(1):65-81. 

Morell-Hart, Shanti   2012        Foodways and Resilience under Apocalyptic Conditions.  Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) 34(2):161-171.